May 31, 2015 12:26 PM
Seabrook teen a candidate in special election for House seat
The Associated Press
SEABROOK (AP) — A Seabrook 18-year-old is looking to become the second teen elected to the N.H. House in a special election this year.
Rio Tilton, who turns 19 in June, is running against former state Rep. Elaine Andrews-Ahearn of Hampton Falls in a special election in July for the Rockingham District 20 seat.
The Portsmouth Herald reports Tilton, a Republican, acknowledges his age carries a stigma but says he doesn't like to be underestimated.
If he prevails, he'll join 19-year-old Republican Yvonne Dean-Bailey of Northwood, who won the special election for Rockingham District 32 seat in May.
He and Andrews-Ahearn are running for the seat vacated by Dennis Sweeney, who defeated incumbent Andrews-Ahearn last fall but resigned when his work schedule changed.
The special election will be held July 7.