Former State Rep. Silva to seek Nashua’s Ward 8 seat
The former House majority leader will seek the Hillsborough District 35 seat representing Nashua’s Ward 8 in a special election to fill the seat vacated when long-time Rep. Roland LaPlante, D-Nashua, resigned in February.
“Today we are at a crossroads, and I want to return to Concord to ensure that our state government doesn’t lose touch with New Hampshire’s fiscally responsible values,” Silva said.
He was defeated in his re-election bid in 2012 as Democrats swept the three Ward 8 seats.
Silva works for Seacoast BIOMET and serves as vice chairman of the Nashua Republican City Committee. He has lived in Nashua since 1988.
“Pete Silva is an outstanding leader in the fight to cut spending and reduce taxes. He understands how to balance budgets, create jobs, protect our state from the disastrous consequences of ObamaCare and preserve our New Hampshire advantage,” she said.
If more than one candidate from the same party files to run for the seat, the primary will be held Sept. 17. If only one candidate from each party files, the special election will be held that date.
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