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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.


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