Democrat enters race for state Senate District 16 seat

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Monitor staff
Monday, April 10, 2017

Democrat Jim Normand, an attorney, announced Monday he is running for the Senate District 16 seat made vacant by the recent death of Democrat Scott McGilvray.

Republican David Boutin, who previously held the seat, and Libertarian Joe Lachance have also announced campaigns. District 16 includes Dunbarton, Bow, Hooksett, Candia and parts of Manchester. Boutin of Hooksett held the District 16 seat from 2009-16, but didn’t seek re-election last year.

Normand, a founder of the Normand Higham law firm in Manchester, recently retired from the Executive Branch Ethics Committee after eight years. He is running to offer a “fresh view” for state government, he said in a statement.

“We have to improve educational opportunities for our young, improve health care for all of our citizens, fight the way that drugs and addiction affect those who live here, and support our business community so that the people of our state will be prosperous and succeed in their lives,” he said.

The primary is June 6, and the special election will be held July 25.

(Allie Morris can be reached at 369-3307 or amorris@cmonitor.com.)