Howard wins NH House seat for Alton, Barnstead & Gilmanton

ALTON, BARNSTEAD, GILMANTON — Republican Ray Howard of Alton carried all three towns in the district to easily withstand the challenge from Jean Henry of Gilmanton and win re-election to a second term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Howard opted Henry by 2,123 to 1,084 in Alton, by 1,456 ito 876 in Barnstead and by 1,252 to 766 in Gilmanton to keep his seat.

– Michael Kitch

Gray over Casey in Senate District 6

ROCHESTER — James Gray, a Republican who has served two terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, stepped up to the New Hampshire Senate, by topping Joe Casey, by a margin of 14,421 to 11,198 to win the seat in Senate District 6..

Both candidates are from Rochester, where Gray is a retired engineer and Casey is an electrician and official of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Senate District 6 includes the towns of Alton, Barnstead and Gilmanton in Belknap County.

– Michael Kitch

GOP sweeps Belmont seats for NH House

BELMONT — Republicans captured the two seats in the New Hampshire House of Representatives as incumbent Michael Sylvia topped the poll with 1,852 votes to win his third term and John Plummer polled 1,707 votes to win his first.

Democrats Diane Lacey and George Condodemetraky received 1,245 votes and 887 votes respectively.

– Michael Kitch