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Laconia Mayor’s race: Hosmer to face Johnson

  • Laconia School Board member Dawn Johnson, right, is shown at Tuesday's School Board meeting, minutes after fellow board member Joe Cormier, left, read a statement condemning her for a letter in The Daily Sun in which she accused the School District of allowing the promotion of a racist ideology during a teacher training session earlier this year. Cormier called Johnson's allegation false. Michael Mortensen

Laconia Daily Sun
Published: 9/15/2021 4:53:31 PM

Mayor Andrew Hosmer and challenger Dawn Johnson will advance to the November election following Tuesday's city primary.

Hosmer, who is seeking his second term, received 1,242 votes, while Johnson, a member of the Laconia School Board and the state House of Representatives, got 323 votes. Tyler Gonnion trailed with 103 votes.

In the only other contest in the non-partisan primary, Ward 4 City Councilor Mark Haynes received 149, compared to 58 votes for challenger Marc Forgione, and 25 for Dan Lasata.

A total of 1,699 voters cast ballots — about 18% of the city's registered voters, according to City Clerk Cheryl Hebert.

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