LACONIA — Mayor Andrew Hosmer and challenger Dawn Johnson will advance to the November election following Tuesday's city primary.
Hosmer, who is seeking his second term, received 1,242 votes, while Johnson, a member of the Laconia School Board and the state House of Representatives, got 323 votes. Tyler Gonnion trailed with 103 votes.
In the only other contest in the non-partisan primary, Ward 4 City Councilor Mark Haynes received 149, compared to 58 votes for challenger Marc Forgione, and 25 for Dan Lasata.
A total of 1,699 voters cast ballots — about 18% of the city's registered voters, according to City Clerk Cheryl Hebert.