Dunphy wins Ward 6 spot on Manchester school board
Challenger Robyn Dunphy finished with 810 votes to Bergeron’s 760 in votes tallied by the city after the polls closed.
Dunphy is a teacher at Mill Falls Charter School in Manchester.
“I made a lot of phone calls and did a lot of footwork,” she said. “I went to people to hear what they had to say. I wanted to hear what they thought the issues were.”
“I want to be gracious and really thank everybody that supported me. A lot of people worked very hard for me and I’m very appreciative,” Bergeron said. “I knew it was going to be close. That’s the reason we all worked really hard.”
Bergeron has held the Ward 6 seat on the school board since he was appointed to replace Donna Soucy, who resigned in April citing her duties as a newly elected state senator.
“Bergeron knew he faced a tough challenger in Dunphy, a teacher and educator who finished second to Bergeron in the primary. That race was just as close with Bergeron getting 308 votes to Dunphy’s. “It’s been a pretty exciting election. I really have to say. It was exciting and I thinik a lot of voices were heard.”