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Cos County sees record turnout at the polls

by Tara Giles
Sports reporter - Coos County Democrat and Berlin Reporter
November 12, 2020
REGION — Election day was part Town reunion across Coos County, with a record number of voters showing up at the polls. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many townspeople have not seen each other, save for a few times in passing at the grocery store here and there. It was clear from observation that voters on both sides of the aisle were exchanging pleasantries and were genuinely happy to be reunited with fellow residents, if only for a few minutes.

The big wins in Cos County went to Senator Elect Erin Hennessey who defeated her opponent Sue Ford by just over 4,000 votes and Executive Councilor Elect, Joe Kenney who defeated incumbent Mike Cryans. Kenney won his seat by just over 5,000 votes.

On her victory, Hennessey said, "The North County is the most beautiful part of NH because of the scenery and especially because of the people. I am very honored to serve the North Country as your next State Senator. Thank you so much to all of those who supported me with your vote and helped with my campaign, I could not have done it without you. I'm excited to get to work and be your strong voice in Concord."

Hennessey added, "When it comes to campaigning, I think it is critically important to hear directly from constituents about the challenges their businesses and families are facing. For me, being a 'strong voice for the North Country' wasn't a campaign slogan, but a model of what the North Country deserves from its legislators. Over the last five months I made sure to visit every corner of Senate District 1 and hold tailgate meetings and sign waves where I could meet with people safely and hear their concerns."

The Senator elect said that she met hundreds of new constituents and listened to their stories.

She said, "Some made me laugh, some were quite emotional, but all of them are going to be a part of my agenda for this senate district when I go to Concord as your Senator. That has always been, and always will be my approach to being a legislator and I think it really resonated with people throughout the district."

Lastly, she said, "I would like to thank Sen. David Starr and Rep. Sue Ford for their volunteer service to the North Country and our great state."

On his win, Kenney said, "I would like to thank the North Country voters for the great support they gave me on Nov. 3. I am blessed to have so many great supporters, friends, and family members who put faith in me once again. I look forward to getting sworn in the beginning of January and to start the hard work ahead. It is truly an honor and privilege to once again to be able to serve you as your District 1 Executive Council for the next two years."

Keeping his seat for Cos District 7 is Troy Merner of Lancaster. Merner defeated his opponent Gregor Stocks by roughly 2,000 votes. District 5 incumbent Edith Tucker won her seat against John Greer, 1435-1305. Cos District 4, was won by Kevin Craig against Evalyn Merrick by a margin of 136 votes. Distict 3's Larry LaFlamme received 2129, Eamon Kelley received 1,768 votes and Henry Noel received 1,712. District 2 was won by Davis, 1380-839. In District 1, Donald Dostie and Dennis Thompson received 1952 and 1370 votes respectively. Leon Rideout was re-elected as the County's Registrar of Deeds 8,643 against Kathleen Kelly 6,886.

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