Special primary election for state representative seat in Laconia TuesdayBy BEA LEWIS
Union Leader Correspondent
January 08. 2018 11:32AM
LACONIA – A special primary election will be held Tuesday for a Belknap County District 3 state representative seat.
The winner of a February general election will fill the seat left vacant by the Sept. 28 death of Rep. Don Flanders, R-Laconia, who served in the House since 2000.
Flanders, 82, owned the Byse Agency since 1976, and was chairman of the board.
Two Republican candidates, Les Cartier and William Davies, are on the ballot, as is Democrat Philip Spagnuolo.
All six ward polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cartier is a retired hazardous materials coordinator for the state Fire Marshal’s Office. Davies is a retired computer specialist. Spagnuolo is a recovery coach at Navigating Recovery of the Lakes Region.
Belknap District 3 has three seats representing Laconia. The two others are held by retired Judge David Huot, D-Laconia, and Peter Spanos, R-Laconia.
According to the Secretary of State’s Office, the city has 3,908 Republicans, 2767 Democrats and 4,206 voters who remain undeclared.
The general election is Feb. 27.