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Concord City Elections 2013

(Left to right) Rick Cibotti, Jan McClure and Jennifer Kretovic stand outside the Beaver Meadow Golf Course club house on Tuesday afternoon, November 5, 2013 greeting voters as they arrive to cast their ballot for the Concord city election. McClure was the incumbent councilor for the ward but after redistricting Ward 2 councilor Kretovic decided to run for re-election in Ward 3, her new ward. 

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

In unusual Ward 3 race, Jan McClure keeps city council seat

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Jan McClure held onto her seat as the Ward 3 city councilor yesterday, earning 49 more votes than Ward 2 Councilor Jennifer Kretovic in an unusual race between two incumbents. McClure and Kretovic have sat next to each other at city council meetings for the past two years. Redistricting moved Kretovic into McClure’s ward in 2012, and both women filed …

As Bouley wins fourth term as Concord mayor, four newcomers join city council

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Concord Mayor Jim Bouley won a fourth term yesterday in a landslide over two challengers. Four newcomers will join the city council in January. Gail Matson unseated incumbent Dick Patten in Ward 8. Byron Champlin won by a large margin in Ward 4, where current At-Large Councilor Michael DelloIacono finished in third place. …

Gail Matson unseats Dick Patten in Concord’s Ward 8

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Three-term incumbent Dick Patten lost his position as Concord’s Ward 8 city councilor yesterday, finishing in a distant third place as Gail Matson won his seat. Matson, a newcomer to city politics, finished with a 10-vote margin over Dennis Soucy. She had 151 votes, while Soucy earned 141 and Patten finished with 73 …

Concord candidates debate economic development, city projects

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Concord’s mayoral and city council candidates agreed at a forum last night that the city needs to expand its tax base and encourage economic development. But they disagreed about how to accomplish that and how to prioritize the …

Meet the Ward 1 city council candidates

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In Penacook, three candidates are running for the city council seat left open by retiring Councilor Liz Blanchard. Ward 1 voters have a choice between Adam Czarkowski, Cassandra Rasmussen and Brent Todd. …

Concord City Council candidates debate city priorities

Thursday, October 17, 2013

City council candidates shared ideas for managing Concord’s budget, revitalizing Penacook and prioritizing upcoming city projects during a candidates forum at the Penacook Community Center last night. The forum included at-large, Ward 1 and Ward 2 council candidates. Mayoral candidates were also invited, though only Mayor Jim Bouley …

Some candidates in Concord city election have faced criminal charges

Friday, October 4, 2013

Both men challenging Mayor Jim Bouley for his seat this fall have faced criminal charges in New Hampshire in the last several years. Mayoral candidate Chris Booth faced misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and threatening in Canterbury in 2011, and charges of resisting arrest in Hinsdale in 2010. …

BearCat vote shadows upcoming city council election

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Concord City Council has already voted to get a BearCat, but the issue is now shaping this fall’s city elections. Of the seven contested races this fall, five include candidates running on their opposition to the armored police vehicle. Eight candidates in this November’s election have said …

Dick Patten joins Concord City Council race as filing period ends

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ward 8 City Councilor Dick Patten filed to run for re-election yesterday, creating a three-way race for his seat. Patten said earlier this week that he would not seek a fourth term on the city council because he …

In city election, John Cook and Chris Booth look to unseat Mayor Jim Bouley

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Both men challenging Concord Mayor Jim Bouley oppose the city’s acquisition of an armored BearCat vehicle. Chris Booth and John Cook filed to run Monday, creating a three-way race for mayor Nov. 5. Cook has a long list of issues he thinks city government could handle better; the …

Two file to challenge Concord Mayor Jim Bouley; eight new candidates file for city council

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

There will be a three-way race for mayor in Concord this year. John Cook, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2011, and Chris Booth, a former U.S. Senate candidate who has spoken against a controversial federal grant for Concord to purchase a BearCat, will challenge Mayor Jim Bouley …

New candidates for Concord City Council include registered sex offender

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Two new candidates filed to run for at-large city council seats yesterday; one of them is a registered sex offender. Timothy Willis of Thorndike Street said he decided to run for city council because he was disappointed with the city council’s recent vote to acquire an armored BearCat …

More candidates file for Concord school and city council elections

Thursday, September 12, 2013

One new candidate filed to run for city council and one candidate filed for a school board post yesterday, while City Councilor Amanda Grady Sexton announced she will run for an at-large seat. Tim Bauman, who filed to run for city council in Ward 2, said his experience …

Councilor faces challenger after BearCat vote

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

City Councilor Amanda Grady Sexton gained an opponent for her seat after voting in favor of accepting a $258,000 grant to purchase an armored BearCat vehicle Monday night. Kevin Bloom, a lobbyist and brewery consultant, filed to run for city council in Ward 4 yesterday. He said Monday’s …

A three-way race in Penacook as filing begins for Concord election

Saturday, September 7, 2013

There will be at least three candidates running to represent Penacook on the Concord City Council. On the first day of filing for the Nov. 5 election, Cassandra Rasmussen and Adam Czarkowski both filed for the Ward 1 seat. Penacook resident Brent Todd has also said he will …