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Former state Rep. Paul Ingersoll will run for state Senate


May 09, 2012
BERLIN — Former state Rep. Paul Ingersoll, a Democrat of Berlin, plans to file for the District 1 state Senate seat now held by Sen. John Gallus.

Gallus announced on April 26 that he does not plan to seek a sixth term.

Ingersoll discussed his plans at the Saturday evening's soup, chowder, and chili contest in the firehouse in Jefferson.

He recognizes, he said, that there would almost certainly be a primary fight for the Democratic nomination.

"I've fought for infrastructure improvements for CoŲs County and the North Country, such as roads, ATV and snowmobile trails, and facilities to help support and enhance tourism," Ingersoll said. "I'm committed to help create jobs and working on economic development in the North Country."

A Berlin native and a 1964 graduate of Berlin High School, Ingersoll joined the National Guard while still in high school and headed out for basic training right after he received his diploma and served for three years.

Much of his career was in law enforcement, serving in the Plymouth Police Department, the Grafton County Sheriff's Department, and part-time on the Whitefield P. D.

Ingersoll served as part of the security forces at two Olympics.

He served two terms in the New Hampshire House, but lost the last time out when Rep. Marc Tremblay, a Republican of Berlin, won one of Berlin-Milan's four seats.

He and his wife own and operate Ingy's Ice Cream in the former railroad station across from the Community Field in Berlin.

The filing period for the Sept. 11 primary runs from June 6 to June 15.

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