"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Alexander Hamilton

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

First Ever Democrat Elected to NH House in Wolfeboro

 Democrat Edie DesMarais won a special election NH state House seat previously held by a Republican in Tuesday's voting 811 to 755. 
 In doing so, DesMarais became the first candidate in the country to flip a federal or state legislative seat from red to blue. DesMarais also became the first ever Democrat elected in Wolfeboro.
The 15 member Carroll County Delegation will  now have 11 Republicans and 4 Democrats.

The special election was held to replace Rep. Harold Parker (R) who took a role in the Gov. Sununu administration. The decision to hold a special election was up to the Wolfeboro Selectmen who at first back in December decided to not hold a special election. That decision proved to be controversial  and after considerable public outcry, the Wolfeboro BoS reversed their decision on January 18th and the special election was set for May 23rd. 

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