NH congressional primary held at HBHS


Julie Christie

Richard Lowrance, assistant campaign manager holds signs for Jim Lawrence (r), who ran for congress but lost in the primary. Photo Credit: Julie Christie

Maddy Poulin and Bobby Ripley

The town had taken over.  On Tuesday students and staff realized that there was a severe increase in the traffic coming in and out of the back lot.

This massive increase was due to New Hampshire’s primary voting located in the mini gym. Some of Hollis-Brookline High School’s own students were able to partake in the voting.

Hollis residents came together, at the school, to vote for New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate seat, 2nd Congressional District U.S. House seat, and New Hampshire Governor, among other state government positions.

These residents also voted on the less-publicized  New Hampshire government positions, among them Executive Councilor, state senator, Hillsborough Districts 27 and 40 representatives, Sheriff, County Attorney, County Treasurer, Register of Deeds, Register of Probate, County Commissioner, and New Hampshire Delegates.

This election serves to narrow down the candidates who will run for each party in the upcoming General Election in November. However, the results for some positions have not yet been announced.

Many of the candidates who won the primary were the incumbents for their position, which means that they currently hold the job they are campaigning for. This brings a feeling of security to those members of each party who have been pleased with the work of said office-holders, such as representative Carolyn Gargasz (R).

Gargasz said “new ideas are important, but being able to bring history to new thinking is [her] greatest strength.”

Gargasz is running for her 9th term in office.

Delaware, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island also held their own congressional primaries on Tuesday.