Cavanaugh scores big NH Democratic primary win
CONCORD — Manchester Ward 1 Alderman Kevin Cavanaugh scored a state Senate District 16 Democratic primary victory Tuesday and will now face Republican David Boutin of Hooksett in July's special election.
The Union Leader reported that Cavanaugh earned 69 percent of the vote to defeat Manchester lawyer Jim Normand, 1,374 to 624.
Cavanaugh, 51, defeated Normand, 63, in six of seven precincts, with Normand's only win occurring in Candia.
The Union Leader said that Normand conceded a half-hour after the polls closed at 7 p.m.
Cavanaugh will face off against Boutin, who voluntarily resigned from the seat in 2016, on July 25.
Jason Allen Dubrow, of Dunbarton, is the Libertarian Party’s nominee for the seat, and the district includes Manchester Wards 1, 2 and 12 along with the towns of Bow, Candia, Dunbarton and Hooksett.