April 03. 2017 11:45AM

Primaries Tuesday for 2 vacant House seats

STAFF REPORT


 

CONCORD - There are primary elections Tuesday for two vacancies in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Voters in Wolfeboro will decide a Republican primary contest between Matthew J. Plache and Seamas Oscalaidhe, with the winner facing off with Democrat Edith DesMaris in a May 23 special election. The vacancy occurred when Rep. Harold Parker, R-Wolfeboro, resigned in order to serve in Gov. Chris Sununu's administration as an adviser.

The second primary Tuesday is for the vacancy, due to death of Rep. Andre Martel, in Hillsborough County District 44, which represents Litchfield and Manchester Wards 8 and 9.

The polling location for Ward 8 is Memorial High School, One Crusader Way. The polling location for Ward 9 is the Bishop Leo E. O'Neil Youth Center, 30 South Elm St. Both elections will be held from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The GOP primary for that House seat is between Mark McLean of Manchester and George Lambert of Litchfield. The Democratic primary is between James R. Morin of Manchester and Ryan Curran of Manchester. The special election is May 23, according to the Secretary of State.

The filing period for a third House vacancy concluded Friday. Republican Michael Feely and Democrats Kris Schultz and Marc Lacroix filed to succeed Rep. Andrew deTreville, D-Concord, who resigned Feb. 22. This is Merrimack County District 18, Concord's Ward 9.

Lacroix and Schultz have a primary on May 30. The winner will face Feeley in a special election on July 18.

The governor and Executive Council have yet to schedule a special election for Grafton Country District 9, with Rep. Jeffrey Shackett resigning on Feb. 22.

Governor and council may, at their meeting Wednesday, schedule a special election for the state Senate District 16, with the death of Sen. Scott McGilvray, D-Hooksett.