While Republicans are expected to hold onto control of the House and Senate at the Statehouse, Concord voted to return all Democrats, both new faces and old, to Representatives Hall.
State Rep. Dick Patten, who also serves on the Concord City Council in Ward 8, easily bested Republican Chris Wood by a two-to-one margin.
State Rep. Candace Bouchard easily beat Republican challenger Kevin Moore by slightly less than a two-to-one margin, in Ward 9, where she is also a city councilor.
In Ward 10, in East Concord, the area that is considered to be the most conservative part of the city, newcomer Christy Bartlett beat Ken Georgevits by about 360 votes, the closest state representative race in the city. Georgevits had received the endorsement of Concord Mayor Jim Bouley, a Democratic activist and lobbyist at the Statehouse.
In the East Concord floterial district, Wards 8, 9, and 10, Democrat Katherine Rogers returns to the Statehouse handily beating Al Jones by a nearly two-to-one margin, just shy of 2,000 votes.
Due to the lack of Ward 3 returns, results were incomplete for the West Concord floterial district and the state Senate race, which also includes Henniker, Hopkinton, and Warner.
In the state Senate race, incumbent Sen. Sylvia Larsen easily beat Republican challenger Lydia Harman by huge margins across the city.
In the Merrimack 28 floterial district, which features Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7, incumbents – state Rep. Mary Stuart Gile and state Rep. Chip Rice – were leading Republican Ron Noyes by solid margins.
Concord NH Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.