After members of the NH House and NH Senate locked in their decisions for top leadership positions on Organization Day, the newly named House Speaker and Senate President began announcing their additional leadership picks for the coming term. Here's who will be serving in which roles, according to announcements from
New Hampshire's legislature, known as the General Court, consists of a 400-member House of Representatives and a 24-member Senate. All 424 seats are on the ballot every two years.
Lawmakers made key leadership decisions; Democrats called on one of their own to resign; and the Executive Council had qualms.
CONCORD — NH Secretary of State David Scanlan, a Republican, kept his job Wednesday, fending off a challenge from Democratic nominee Melanie Levesque. Scanlan captured 237 of the 413 ballots cast in a joint convention of the NH House and NH Senate, which met Wednesday for Organization Day. That means more
CONCORD — Newly sworn-in members of the NH House elected a speaker Wednesday without needing more than one ballot. Republican nominee Rep. Sherman Packard of Londonderry, who has been serving in the powerful leadership role for two years, was reelected with 205 votes out of 391 ballots cast. Taking the podium
Both candidates said it's too early to speak about what strategy they would use to work with other states and keep New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary.
The expected absences on the Democratic side could give the GOP a wider margin, but Republican absences are possible, too.
Thousands of challenged absentee ballots wouldn't be enough to change the outcome of the race.