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Election results 2018

  • State Senate winner Melanie Levesque and Rod Watkins of New Ipswich campaign outside of the Mascenic Regional High School in New Ipswich on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

  • Voters turned out to Peterborough's community center in droves Tuesday to cast their ballots in the midterm election. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voters turned out to Peterborough's community center in droves Tuesday to cast their ballots in the midterm election. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voters turned out to Peterborough's community center in droves Tuesday to cast their ballots in the midterm election. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voters turned out to Peterborough's community center in droves Tuesday to cast their ballots in the midterm election. Staff photo by Ben Conant—


Wednesday, November 07, 2018 10:16AM
Governor

Republican incumbent Chris Sununu held onto his seat for a second term. With more than 90 percent of districts reporting on Monday morning, Sununu had more than 52 percent of the vote, compared to Democratic competitor Molly Kelly’s 46 percent.

 

U.S. Congress

Both the state U.S. Congressional districts stayed blue following Tuesday’s election. In District 2, Ann McLane Kuster kept her seat with a healthy 57 percent of the vote with 90 percent of districts reporting, winning over GOP challenger Steven Negron.

In District 1, Democrat Chris Pappas will succeed outgoing Representative Carol Shea Porter, keeping the district blue.

 

Executive council

In District 2, which includes Dublin and Hancock, the race has been called for Democrat Andru Volinsky held his seat, keeping the district blue. 

In District 5, which represents Antrim, Bennington, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Jaffrey, Lyndeborough, Mason, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon, Temple and Wilton, is still up in the air Wednesday morning. With 88 percent of precincts reporting, Democrat Debora Pignatelli was leading over incumbent Dave Wheeler by a little over 5,000 votes. 

 

N.H. State Senate

Democratic candidate Melanie Levesque overturned incumbent Kevin Avard, flipping Senate District 12 and becoming the first African American woman in the New Hampshire State Senate. The race was narrow, decided by only 146 votes, leaving the possibility for a call for a recount.

In District 11, the race has yet to be called, but Democrat Shannon Chandley is in a narrow lead over GOP incumbent Gary Daniels, up about 1,000 with one precinct yet to report.

In Senate District 8, the race has yet to be called, but Republican incumbent Ruth Ward is currently in a narrow lead against Democratic challenger Jenn Alford-Teaster.

In Senate District 9, the race has yet to be called on Wednesday morning, but Democrat Jeanne Dietsch currently has the lead over Republican Dan Hynes by about 1,500 votes.

 

N.H. State Representative Cheshire County

In Cheshire District 9, Democratic incumbents Richard Ames and Douglas Ley held their seats, fending off Republican challenger Christopher Mazerall.

In Cheshire District 11, with only one of the two towns reporting, Republican incumbents John Hunt and John O’Day were in the lead over Democratic challengers Patricia Martin and Susan Silverman.

In Cheshire District 14, with 5 of 6 precincts reporting, the race between incumbent Republican Franklin Sterling and Democrat Craig Thompson was at a dead heat, with Thompson about 50 votes in the lead.

 

State Representative Hillsborough County

In Hillsborough District 1, incumbent Republican Jim Fedolfi and incumbent Democrat Marjorie Porter are currently in the lead with one precinct yet to report.

In Hillsborough District 3, Democrat Dan Pickering will take up the mantle of outgoing Democrat Jonathan F. Manley, Sr., taking 55 percent of the vote over GOP candidate Tim Lord.

Hillsborough District 4 will stay with two blue seats, with Democratic candidates Jennifer Bernet and Kermit Williams taking the lead over Republican candidates Ron Shattuck and Jim Kofalt.

In Hillsborough District 24 Democrat incumbents Peter Leishman and Ivy Vann were unchallenged and retain their seats.

In Hillsborough District 25, Incumbent Republican Paul Somero and Republican Tim Merlino will hold the two seats, winning over Democratic candidates Laura Lynch and Lisa Beaudoin.

In Hillsborough 26, Republican Jack Flanagan took the most votes for one of the districts two seats. Democrat Brett Hall edged out Republican incumbent John Lewicke by a mere five votes.

In Hillsborough District 38, the race had yet to be called with 90 percent of the districts reporting on Wednesday, but Democratic candidates Chris Balch and James Bosman held the lead for the district’s two seats over Republicans David Bedard and John Valera.