Nov 5, 2014 11:56 AM

Republican wins Rockingham County Attorney position, ending a year of turmoil

The Associated Press

CONCORD - A seasoned prosecutor has handily won the race for Rockingham County Attorney in New Hampshire, closing a year of turmoil surrounding her former boss.

Republican Patricia Conway beat Democratic opponent Joe Plaia by a nearly 2-1 margin. She will take over the office formerly held by longtime county attorney Jim Reams.

The attorney general stripped Reams of his prosecutorial powers by the attorney general one year ago, amid an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and mismanaging money. No charges were brought against him and a judge ordered Reams reinstated in April. He resigned in June from the job he'd held since 1998.

Senior Assistant Attorney General James Boffetti, who is interim county attorney, said he expects special arrangements will be made to swear in Conway as early as Friday.


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