Incumbent Republican Sen. Sharon Carson of Londonderry won another term for state senator for the state senate's District 14, defeating Democratic opponent and fellow Londonderry resident Nancy Hendricks.

Meanwhile, incumbent state Sen. Regina Birdsell, R-Hampstead, will return to Concord for another term as state senator in District 19. 

Birdsell beat out her Democratic challenger Joshua Bourdon of Derry in Tuesday's election by a total vote count, in early unofficial results, of 18,262 to 13,477.

Carson earned 19,082 votes to Hendricks' 13,330 votes.

District 14 includes Londonderry, Hudson and Auburn. Londonderry voters gave Carson 8,605 votes, Auburn 2,423 votes, and Hudson 8,054.

Hendricks earned 6,461 votes in Londonderry, 1,310 in Auburn, and 5,559 in Hudson.

 

Carson has served 12 years in the New Hampshire state Senate and before that served eight years in the state House of Representatives.

Hendricks served many years on the Londonderry School Board, including years as its chairman.

 

This will be Birdsell's fourth term in the state Senate.

Before serving in the Senate, Birdsell served two terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives (2010-14).

Bourdon, a Derry town councilor, thanked Birdsell in a statement on social media after the election and wished her good luck in her return to the Senate.

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