Richard Olson

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Richard Olson
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Former candidate for
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 43
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Richard Olson was a 2014 Republican candidate for Hillsborough 43 of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.



See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Five candidates faced off in the Democratic primary, while three candidates were unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

The general election was contested by three Democrats and three Republicans. The Democrats were Benjamin C. Baroody, Christopher J. Herbert, and incumbent Tim O'Flaherty. The Republicans participants were Timothy Prescott, Richard Olson, and incumbent Kathleen Souza. A mandatory recount took place on Friday, November 14, 2014 due to the closeness of the votes for the general election.[2] Following the recount, Souza, Baroody, and Herbert were declared victors over O'Flaherty, Olson, and Prescott.[3]

New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 43, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Souza Incumbent 18.5% 3,987
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBenjamin C. Baroody 17.5% 3,759
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher J. Herbert 17% 3,664
     Democratic Tim O'Flaherty Incumbent 16.9% 3,638
     Republican Timothy Prescott 15.5% 3,339
     Republican Richard Olson 14.6% 3,153
Total Votes 21,540

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 43 District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBenjamin Baroody 26.4% 544
Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Herbert 26.1% 538
Green check mark transparent.pngTim O'Flaherty Incumbent 24.2% 498
Gary Garand 13.2% 272
Devin Noiseux-Varrieur 10.1% 209
Total Votes 2,061


See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

Olson failed to advance past the November 2, 2010, general election.

Olson advanced past the September 14 primary election. He faced incumbent Theodoros Rokas (D), incumbent Roger Hebert (D), John Gimas (D), Norma Greer Champagne (R), and Robert Tarr (R) in the November 2 general election.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 12 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Theodoros Rokas (D) 679
Green check mark transparent.png John Gimas (D) 652
Green check mark transparent.png Norma Greer Champagne (R) 538
Richard Olson (R) 516
Roger Hebert (D) 503
Robert Tarr (R) 484

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