September 16, 2020REGION – Area voters cast ballots for their choice of Republican and Democrat candidates for state office that will run against each other in November.
Voters took to the polls for the state primary on Sept. 8.
On the Republican ballot, Gov. Chris Sununu was the local choice for governor, receiving 1,052 votes in Meredith, 183 in Center Harbor, 952 in Moultonborough, and 195 in Sandwich.
Karen Testerman received 92 votes in Meredith, 26 in Center Harbor, 36 in Moultonborough, and 14 in Sandwich.
Nobody got eight votes in Meredith, no votes in Center Harbor, seven in Moultonborough, and three in Sandwich.
On the Democrat ticket, Dan Feltes was the choice for governor in Meredith and Moultonborough with 359 votes in Meredith, 304 in Moultonborough. Andru Volinsky received 271 votes in Meredith, 185 in Moultonborough.
Volinsky was the choice in Center Harbor (71 votes over 65 cast for Feltes) and Sandwich (231 versus 141 for Feltes).
Meredith and Center Harbor Republicans got behind Don Bolduc for US Senator. Bolduc got 692 votes in Meredith, 122 in Center Harbor. Corky Messner got 368 votes in Meredith, 72 in Center Harbor.
Republican voters in Moultonborough favored Messner with 522 votes over 379 for Bolduc.
There was a tie between Bolduc and Messner in Sandwich, with both receiving 94 votes.
Andy Martin received 32 votes in Meredith, five in Center Harbor, 23 in Moultonborough, and 12 in Sandwich. Gerard Beloin received 15 votes in Meredith, three in Center Harbor, 24 in Moultonborough, and two in Sandwich.
On the Democrat side, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was favored for US senator with 712 votes in Meredith, 149 in Center Harbor, 548 in Moultonborough, and 396 in Sandwich. Paul J. Krautmann received 27 votes in Meredith, two in Center Harbor, 12 in Moultonborough, and seven in Sandwich. Tom Alciere got four votes in Meredith, seven in Center Harbor, and three in Moultonborough and Sandwich.
For Representative in Congress for the 1st Congressional District, Matt Mowers was the favorite with Republicans with 561 votes in Meredith, 508 in Moultonborough, and 128 in Sandwich.
Matt Mayberry received 273 votes in Meredith, 302 in Moultonborough, and 54 in Sandwich. Michael Callis received 46 votes in Meredith, 28 in Moultonborough, six in Sandwich.
Jeff Denaro got 32 votes in Meredith, 53 in Moultonborough, and eight in Sandwich.
Kevin Rondeau received 105 votes in Meredith, 30 in Moultonborough, and seven in Sandwich.
On the Democrat ticket, Rep. Chris Pappas received 696 votes in Meredith, 546 in Moultonborough, and 395 in Sandwich.
Republican voters in Center Harbor chose Steve Negron for Representative in Congress for the 2nd District with 98 votes. Eli D. Clemmer got 10 votes, Matthew D. Bjelobrk received 13, and Lynne Ferrari Blankenbeker had 70 in Center Harbor.
Center Harbor Democrats got behind Rep. Ann McLane Kuster with 148 votes over nine for Joseph Mirzoeff.
Republican Joseph D. Kenney was the area choice for District 1 Executive Councilor, getting 817 votes in Meredith, 145 in Center Harbor, 633 in Moultonborough, and 148 in Sandwich. Kim Strathdee received 176 votes in Meredith, 42 in Center Harbor, 236 in Moultonborough, and 45 in Sandwich.
Executive Councilor Michael Cryans received 623 Democrat votes in Meredith, 130 in Center Harbor, 481 in Moultonborough, and 395 in Sandwich.
For State Senate District 2 Meredith and Center Harbor Republicans favored incumbent Bob Giuda. Giuda received 807 votes in Meredith and 179 in Center Harbor. David D. DeVoy II received 245 votes in Meredith and 22 in Center Harbor.
Democrat Bill Bolton got 624 votes in Meredith and 134 in Center Harbor for State Senator for District 2.
For State Senator in District 3, Republican Jeb Bradley received 874 votes in Moultonborough and 197 in Sandwich.
Democrat Theresa Swanick received 469 votes in Moultonborough and 355 in Sandwich.