Deborah Aylward’s View from Concord, November

By Deborah Aylward

Fellow Citizens:

After a long, but seriously rewarding campaign (which for me included a nine-week transfer station appearance blitz), the people have spoken and the results are in:

1. The Governor, New Hampshire Senate, and Executive Council are status quo.

2. Republicans appear to have a majority in the House (pending recounts) 201-198.

3.  Mary Heath is the new county treasurer, and David Lovlien Jr. won the County Commissioner seat. They join Stuart Trachy and Paul Halvorsen as Republicans serving at the county level.

4. State House newcomers are Deborah Aylward, Jason Gerhard, Yuri Polozov, Cy Aures, Clayton Wood, and Alvin See. Returning to her house seat is Louise Andrus.

6. Congratulations to new Senators Howard Pearl, Dan Innis, Keith Murphy, and Tim Lang on their wins. Ruth Ward is also returning to the Senate for Merrimack County.

7. Ballot questions regarding the removal of the Register of Probate language from the New Hampshire Constitution along with holding a Constitutional Convention failed to pass.

With that said, I wish to sincerely thank the truly awesome District 5 citizens who took the time to speak with me about their views; hosted lawn signs; rallied behind me thus providing an abundance of moral support; and especially the friends made along the way.

Please accept my deepest gratitude for your votes!

Deborah Aylward
Merrimack County, District 5