DERRY, N.H. — Republicans held a New Hampshire House of Representatives seat in Derry on Tuesday with a lopsided win by businesswoman and party activist Jodi Nelson over Democratic former state Rep. Mary Eisner.
The GOP victory broke a streak of three consecutive special election wins for Democrats and boosted the Republican majority in the House to 201-188.
The results reported by the Derry town clerk were 2,190 votes, or 59 percent, for Nelson and 1,538 votes, or 41 percent, for Eisner. The total number of votes cast was 3,733.
Nelson, vice chair of the Derry Republican Committee, thanked her campaign volunteer as well as the voters.
“Since August, we have run a campaign promoting lower taxes, better educations for our children, safer communities for our residents, and a strong economy to support our local businesses and working families," Nelson said. “These are the bedrock of a successful community and our message resonated with our friends and neighbors in Derry.”...(Read more)
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