LONDONDERRY — Senate District 14, which includes Auburn, Hudson and Londonderry, will have a female senator, no matter who wins on Nov. 6.

Londonderry native and Republican incumbent Sharon Carson is being challenged by Hudson Democrat Katherine Messner.

Sharon Carson

Age: 54

Incumbent: Yes

Party: Republican

Elective experience: State representative, state senator

Occupation: Adjunct professor, Nashua Community College

What would you plan to do if elected?: I intend to work on making state government more efficient, transparent and accessible to the citizens of New Hampshire.

Katherine Messner

Age: 54

Incumbent: No

Party: Democrat

Elective experience: None

Occupation: Small business owner, marketing specialist.

What would you plan to do if elected?: I would see if it is possible to get funding from the federal government to do a rail system study.

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