One seat changes hands in New Hampshire's special election

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May 18, 2011

By Tyler Millhouse

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New Hampshire held a special election Tuesday, May 17, to fill a vacancy in Hillsborough District 4 of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. The vacancy was created when Robert Mead (R) resigned to accept a position as Chief of Staff for House Speaker William O'Brien.[1] Former Representative Jennifer Daler (D) and Republican Peter Kucmas both vied for the seat. Ultimately, Daler defeated Kucmas by a 1,401-1,007 margin, holding majorities in each of the five towns participating in the election.[2]

Partisan impact

Since Daler replaced Republican Robert Mead, her victory means that Democrats will pick up an additional seat in the House.

New Hampshire State House Partisan Balance

Party As of January 2015
     Democratic Party 160
     Republican Party 238
     Independent 1
     Vacancy 1
Total 400

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