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2 Democrats resign from N.H. House, citing health and other reasons

Two Democratic state representatives have resigned from the House, both citing health and other reasons.

Rep. Thomas Donovan, from Claremont’s Ward 2, and Rep. Roland LaPlante from Nashua’s Ward 8 submitted resignations that were announced during yesterday’s House session.

On Tuesday, Democrat Pam Brown won a special election for the vacant seat representing Nashua’s Ward 4. With the two resignations, Democrats have 218 votes in the House to 179 for the Republicans, with three seats vacant.

A special election is planned March 19 for a vacant seat in Manchester’s Ward 2.

(Ben Leubsdorf can be reached at 369-3307 or bleubsdorf@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @BenLeubsdorf.)

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