HAMPSTEAD – Hampstead residents who vote Republican will be choosing the top four candidates in a field of five for Rockingham District 13 state representatives to go up against four Democrats in November.
Rockingham District 13 includes the towns of Hampstead and Kingston.
The Republican hopefuls are incumbent Ken Weyler of Kingston, as well as Dennis Green and Joe Guthrie, both of Hampstead; Ann Howe of East Hampstead; and David Welch of Kingston.
Democratic candidates, all from Kingston, are: Peter D. Coffin, Christopher J. Cox, Carol Croteau, and Karen Fronterotta.
Running for the single seat in Rockingham District 34 that includes the towns of Hampstead, Plaistow and Kingston are Democratic candidate Joel Saren of East Hampstead and Republican candidate Jeffrey Oligny of Plaistow, the incumbent.
State Senate District 19. covering Windham, Derry and Hampstead, has three Republican candidates and a single Democratic candidate.
On the Republican ballot are Regina Birdsell of Hampstead, and Derry residents Jim Foley and Frank Sapareto.
Kristi St. Laurent of Windham is the Democrat on the ballot.
The Republican ticket has a variety of contested races. For governor, Daniel Greene, Walt Havenstein, Andrew Hemingway and Jonathan Smolin all seek a chance to contest Maggie Hassan’s incumbency in November.
Also on the Republican ticket is the U.S. Senate race, with 10 candidates for a single spot to challenge incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. On the Republican ticket are Bob Heghmann, Walter W. Kelly, Andy Martin, Jim Rubens, Bob Smith, Gerald Beloin, Scott P. Brown. Robert D’Arcy, Miro Dziedzic and Mark Farnham.
Running for U.S. House on the Republican side are Brendan Kelly, Frank Guinta, Dan Innis and Everett Jabour. The winner will challenge incumbent Carol Shea-Porter in November.
On the Republican side, incumbent Christopher Sununu is running for Executive Councilor, District 3, which includes Hampstead.
Republicans Michael Downing and David Lovejoy seek the County Sheriff role.
Republicans Patricia Conway, Michael DiCroce, Jason Grosky and Michael Zaino are vying for the County Attorney post, while Edward Buck seeks the County Treasurer spot, Cathy Stacey looks to keep her role as Register of Deeds, and Mark Laliberte seeks Register of Probate.
On the Democrat side the role of Governor is the only contested race. Maggie Hassan will defend her spot against Clecia Terrio and Ian Freeman.
Incumbent Jeanne Shaheen seeks reelection to the U.S. Senate, and incumbent Carol Shea-Porter seeks reelection to Congress for the 1st District.
Robin McLane runs unopposed for Executive Councilor, District 3.
Dante Mazzari runs unopposed for Sheriff, Joe Plaia seeks the County Attorney post, Maureen Barrows seeks the County Treasurer role, John Robinson is running for Register of Deeds, and Lenore Patton seeks Register of Probate.
The election results will not be in before the Tri-Town Times goes to press for its Sept. 11 edition. They will be posted on our website on Wednesday morning, Sept. 10.