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Meet the Ward 8 city council candidates

Three candidates are running this fall to represent Ward 8 on the Concord City Council.

Dick Patten, a three-term incumbent, is running against newcomers Gail Matson and Dennis Soucy.

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Gail Matson looks to get involved in Ward 8

Monday, November 4, 2013

Gail Matson has never been involved in city government, but she said she is ready to learn. The 51-year-old Garvins Falls Road resident is running for a seat on the city council in Ward 8, against Dennis Soucy and incumbent Councilor Dick Patten. “I’m starting to believe that as opportunities arise to me, I have to be seriously considering them, …

Dennis Soucy runs for city council as ‘the average guy’

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dennis Soucy is running for city council in Ward 8 because his fellow residents asked him to consider it. “They cornered me one night at church, I mean literally they cornered me, a bunch of people,” he told the Monitor. “And they said, ‘You’ve got to do it, come on.’ ” Soucy, 62, said he filed to run when his …

Dick Patten says he knows Ward 8 ‘like a book’

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dick Patten did not intend to seek a fourth term on the city council, but he said his constituents urged him to run again. “I was honored that people wanted me to come back on to continue as their councilor,” he said. Patten, 61, also a Democratic state representative, is a lifelong resident of Concord’s Heights. He said he knows …

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