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Leishman, Vann win again

  • About 32 percent of Peterborough voters turned out to the Peterborough Community Center to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary, Sept. 11, 2018. Staff photo by Meghan Pierce—

  • About 32 percent of Peterborough voters turned out to the Peterborough Community Center to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary, Sept. 11, 2018. Staff photo by Meghan Pierce—

  • Ivy Vann campaigns for state representative outside the Peterborough Community Center. Staff photo by Meghan Pierce

  • Staff photo by Meghan Pierce—

  • Staff photo by Meghan Pierce—

  • Staff photo by Meghan Pierce—



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:0PM

Peter Leishman and Ivy Vann, New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 24 incumbents, won in a three-way race in the Democratic state primary Tuesday against challenger Adam Hamilton.

All three Democrats are Peterborough residents, Hillsborough-District 24 represents only the town of Peterborough with two seats in the NH House of Representatives.

“I want to go back and continue to do what do what I’ve been doing. I’ve served on Finance (Committee) for ten years . I’ve worked hard to protect the developmentally disabled, which is a priority. And worked for funding for UNH,” Leishman said outside of the polls in Peterborough Tuesday.

Leishman added he also wants to continue working on the healthcare issue at the state level.

“One of the things that we do have to start discussing is some type of tax discussion. Because wherever you are you hear about the property taxes. So we need to have a dialogue.”

Leishman added he was disappointed Democrat gubernatorial candidate Molly Kelly “took the pledge” to not change the tax system in the state. He said he was supporting Steve Marchand, who lost to Kelly in the primary Tuesday.

“People are suffering,” Leishman said of the current property tax situation.

Vann was also at the Peterborough polls Tuesday and said she would like to serve on the House Public Works and Highways Committee.

“I think transportationon is a social justice issue,” Vann said, adding, “People can expect I show up and support a Progressive agenda as I always do.”

Leishman is currently serving his 9th term in the House, Vann is currently serving her 2nd.

The pair are now headed into the general election in November unchallenged. No one ran as a Republican or as a Libertarian in the primary election.

About 32 percent, or 1,855, of Peterborough’s 5,691 registered voters, including 65 new voters, turned out to the Peterborough Community Center to cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary.