New Hampshire state elections, 2004

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In 2004, Democrats made large gains in Concord, winning the governorship, adding 30 seats in the House, 1 seat in the Senate, winning an Executive Council seat in District 5 for the first time since the 1960s, one of many races won by Democrats for the first time in decades.

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Senate[edit]

District 1[edit]

John T. Gallus (R-Berlin) defeated Jerry Sorlucco (D-Littleton) by a vote of 15,822 (59.5%) to 10,748 (40.4%).

District 2[edit]

District 3[edit]

District 4[edit]

District 5[edit]

District 6[edit]

District 7[edit]

District 8[edit]

District 9[edit]

District 10[edit]

District 11[edit]

District 12[edit]

District 13[edit]

District 14[edit]

District 15[edit]

District 16[edit]

District 17[edit]

District 18[edit]

District 19[edit]

District 20[edit]

District 21[edit]

District 22[edit]

District 23[edit]

District 24[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Belknap County[edit]

Belknap 1[edit]

Belknap 2[edit]

Belknap 3[edit]

Belknap 4[edit]

Belknap 5[edit]

Belknap 6[edit]

Carroll County[edit]

Carroll 1[edit]

Carroll 2[edit]

Carroll 3[edit]

Carroll 4[edit]

Carroll 5[edit]

Cheshire County[edit]

Cheshire 1[edit]

Cheshire 2[edit]

Cheshire 3[edit]

Cheshire 4[edit]

Cheshire 5[edit]

Cheshire 6[edit]

Cheshire 7[edit]

Coos County[edit]

Coos 1[edit]

Coos 2[edit]

Coos 3[edit]

Coos 4[edit]

Grafton County[edit]

Grafton 1[edit]

Grafton 2[edit]

Grafton 3[edit]

Grafton 4[edit]

Grafton 5[edit]

Grafton 6[edit]

Grafton 7[edit]

Grafton 8[edit]

Grafton 9[edit]

Grafton 10[edit]

Grafton 11[edit]

Hillsborough County[edit]

Hillsborough 1[edit]

Hillsborough 2[edit]

Hillsborough 3[edit]

Hillsborough 4[edit]

Hillsborough 5[edit]

Hillsborough 6[edit]

Hillsborough 7[edit]

Hillsborough 8[edit]

Hillsborough 9[edit]

Hillsborough 10[edit]

Hillsborough 11[edit]

Hillsborough 12[edit]

Hillsborough 13[edit]

Hillsborough 14[edit]

Hillsborough 15[edit]

Hillsborough 16[edit]

Hillsborough 17[edit]

Hillsborough 18[edit]

Hillsborough 19[edit]

2004 Hillsborough 19 New Hampshire General Court Election
Democrat Democrat+Republican Republican Republican+Democrat Independent Incumbent Winner
Candidate Votes Won/Lost By  %  %Won/Lost By
Peter Batula 8003 2109 % 8.71 %2.29
Bob L'Heureux 7949 2055 % 8.65 %2.24
Chris Christensen 7293 1399 % 7.93 %1.52
Bob Brundige 6940 1046 % 7.55 %1.14
Nancy Elliott 6571 677 % 7.15 %.74
Maureen Mooney 6322 428 % 6.88 %.47
Pete Hinkle 6090 196 % 6.63 %.21
John Gibson 6082 188 % 6.62 %.2
James O'Neil 5894 -188 % 6.41 -%.2
Pam Green 5580 -502 % 6.07 -%.55
Pat Heinrich 4579 -1503 % 4.98 -%1.64
Don Botsch 4501 -1581 %4.9 -%1.72
Richard Arthur 4579 -1809 % 4.65 -%1.97
Andrew Sylvia 4185 -1897 % 4.55 -%2.06
Kevin O'Neill 3833 -2249 %4.17 -%2.45
Jacob Weisberg 3823 -2259 % 4.16 -%2.46

Hillsborough 19 consists of the heavily Republican town of Merrimack, which showed during election day as all eight GOP candidates swept the Democratic slate to take the town's eight seats in Concord.

Hillsborough 20[edit]

Hillsborough 21[edit]

Hillsborough 22[edit]

Hillsborough 23[edit]

Hillsborough 24[edit]

2004 Hillsborough 24 New Hampshire General Court Election
Democrat Democrat+Republican Republican Republican+Democrat Independent Incumbent Winner
Candidate Votes Won/Lost By  %  %Won/Lost By
David Campbell 2390 832 % 30.84 %10.74
Jane Clemons 2106 548 % 27.18 %7.07
Roland Lefebvre 1677 119 % 21.64 %1.54
Sandra Ziehm 1558 -119 % 20.11 %-1.54

The 24th District of Hillsborough County, consisting of Nashua's mostly urban and Democratic Ward 6, was swept by the Democrats, including a dual primary sweep by David Campbell.

The only Republican running in Hillsborough 24 was City GOP Chairwoman Sandra Ziehm.

Hillsborough 25[edit]

Hillsborough 26[edit]

Hillsborough 27[edit]

Merrimack County[edit]

Merrimack 1[edit]

Merrimack 2[edit]

Merrimack 3[edit]

Merrimack 4[edit]

Merrimack 5[edit]

Merrimack 6[edit]

Merrimack 7[edit]

Merrimack 8[edit]

Merrimack 9[edit]

Merrimack 10[edit]

Merrimack 11[edit]

Merrimack 12[edit]

Merrimack 13[edit]

Rockingham County[edit]

Rockingham 1[edit]

Rockingham 2[edit]

Rockingham 3[edit]

Rockingham 4[edit]

Rockingham 5[edit]

Rockingham 6[edit]

Rockingham 7[edit]

Rockingham 8[edit]

Rockingham 9[edit]

Rockingham 10[edit]

Rockingham 11[edit]

Rockingham 12[edit]

Rockingham 13[edit]

Rockingham 14[edit]

Rockingham 15[edit]

Rockingham 16[edit]

Rockingham 17[edit]

Rockingham 18[edit]

Strafford County[edit]

Strafford 1[edit]

Strafford 2[edit]

Strafford 3[edit]

Strafford 4[edit]

Strafford 5[edit]

Strafford 6[edit]

Strafford 7[edit]

Sullivan County[edit]

Sullivan 1[edit]

Sullivan 2[edit]

Sullivan 3[edit]

2004 Sullivan 3 New Hampshire General Court Election
Democrat Democrat+Republican Republican Republican+Democrat Independent Incumbent Winner
Candidate Votes Won/Lost By  %  %Won/Lost By
Harry S. Gale Jr. 1144 315 % 57.98 %15.97
David Brown 829 -- % 42.02 --

In the non-floterial first past the post district of Sullivan 3, which consists of the town of Sunapee, Republican Harry S. Gale defeated Democrat "Hometown" David Brown in the race to refill the seat of non-returning Republican incumbent Richard Leone.

Sullivan 4[edit]

Sullivan 5[edit]

2004/2005 special elections and current open seats[edit]

Due to the large number of seats in the House and the relative old age of the Representatives (the current average age is 66), many members often leave the House either from death or resignation.

Strafford 3[edit]

After Michael Harrington was appointed as a member of the Public Utility Commission in November 2004, he vacated his seat in Strafford County District 3, which includes Barrington, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham and Strafford.

On March 8, 2005, Democrat Larry Brown of Milton defeated Republican Wilfred Morrison of Farmington 1,858 to 1,551, picking up a seat for the Democrats.

Sullivan 4[edit]

The same day as the special election in Strafford District 3, a special election in Sullivan District 4, which consists of Unity, Lempster and Claremont, was held to replace the departure of Democrat Joe Harris.

Republican challenger Phillip "Joe" Osgood defeated former Claremont mayor Ray Gagnon by a tally of 1,125 to 895.

Hillsborough 1[edit]

In a surprising upset, Democrat Gilman Shattuck defeated former Hillsborough County Sheriff and Republican Walter Morse 669 to 601 on June 14, 2005.

The two were competing for Republican Larry Elliot's seat in the largely Republican district of Hillsborough 1, consisting of the county's northwesternmost towns: Antrim, Hancock, Hillsborough and Windsor. After Shattuck's victory, Democrats held two of the district's three seats, a feat not copied since before the Civil War.

Cheshire 3[edit]

In Cheshire District 3, consisting of the five wards of Keene, Stephanie Sinclair left her seat in mid-spring 2005 because she was not a legal resident of New Hampshire. The opening was filled on October 14, 2005 by Keene City Councilman Chris Coates, who received 250 votes while running unopposed. The Democrats kept the seat in the highly Democratic district, continuing their one-seat pickup from special elections after the 2004 general election.

Hillsborough 10[edit]

On City Election Day, 2005 (November 8), Democrat Jean Jeudy defeated Republican Rob Fremeau, protecting the party's seat after the departure of Firefighter's Union President William Clayton in a special election in Hillsborough District 10, the State Representative district of Manchester's Ward 3.

Jeudy defeated Fremeau 508 to 322, keeping the Democrats in complete control of the ward's three seats. The election was largely overshadowed by the simultaneous mayoral race, where Frank Guinta upset incumbent Bob Baines.

Grafton 6[edit]

The Democrats gained another seat as Jim Aguiar of Campton defeated Christopher Whitcomb of Rumney in the Grafton District 6 (Campton, Ellsworth, Orford, Rumney and Wentworth) special election on December 6, 2005. Aguiar won 558-526, replacing Republican John Alger, who died several weeks earlier.

Rockingham 3[edit]

On January 24, 2006, Democrat John Robinson upset Republican Al Baldasaro 57% to 43% in the heavily Republican district of Rockingham 3, which consists of the towns of Londonderry and Auburn.

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