Derry's Chirichiello takes GOP commissioner race

DERRY NEWS/File photoIn this file photo, Brian Chirichiello speaks during a Derry Town Council forum last year. Chirichiello, a town councilor and state representative, won the Republican race for District 3 Rockingham County Commissioner and will advance to the November ballot.

After tallying all the results in the District 3 Rockingham County Commissioner race, Republican Brian Chirichiello took top vote counts to advance to the November ballot.

Chirichiello, a Derry town councilor and also a Derry state representative in District 6, beat challengers Bruce Breton of Windham and Janet Fairbanks, also of Derry.

District 3 represents the towns of Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Auburn, Chester, Candia, Deerfield, Nottingham and Northwood.

Chirichiello announced his official win on social media the day after the primary election Sept. 8, saying he was appreciative of all the people who supported him in the nine towns making up District 3.

“Onward to November and appreciate everyone’s support,” he said. “This was the first time campaigning in nine towns and had a blast meeting new people.”

Chirichiello has served five terms as Derry town councilor and is a two-time chairman. He has also served five terms as Derry state representative with 10 years on the Rockingham County Delegation and six years as an executive board member.

Unofficial primary results combining all nine towns collectively gave Chirichiello 4,256 votes, Bruce Breton 3,561 votes and Janet Fairbanks 2,934 votes.

For Chirichiello, it was a lot of hard work, but well worth it.

"It is an honor to be voted by the nine towns in Rockingham County to represent them at the county level," he said. "I will strive to bring respect back to the position and work hard to keep county taxes low and family friendly."

Chirichiello will face Democrat Stephen L. D’Angelo in the general election Nov. 3. D’Angelo ran unopposed for the Democratic spot.

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