Carson wins re-election in District 14

COURTESY PHOTOSharon Carson, Londonderry, N.H. Senate candidate for District 14.

LONDONDERRY — An incumbent Republican won another term for state senator for District 14.

Sen. Sharon Carson, R-Londonderry, took the seat over Democratic opponent Kate Messner in the Nov. 4 election.

District 14 includes Londonderry, Hudson and Auburn.

Carson took the top spot with with 11,742 votes to Messner’s 6,689 votes.

Londonderry voters gave Carson 5,478 votes; Auburn gave her 1,498 votes. She got 4,766 votes in Hudson.

Messner, a Hudson resident, earned 2,928 votes in Londonderry and 776 votes in Auburn. She got 2,985 Hudson votes.

Carson, 56, has served in the New Hampshire state Senate since 2008 and previously served her town as a state representative.

She said gaining another two-year term will help her keep the momentum going.

She said during her time as senator she worked on and voted for legislation to keep taxes low, improve education, support strong business around the state, and help keep communities like Londonderry safe, strong and a great place to live, work and raise a family.

“The knowledge I’ve gained as a state representative and state senator has been invaluable,” she said.

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