The New Hampshire Senate seat for district 23 is open for the 2016 election, with incumbent Russell Prescott having announced that he will run for Executive Council. While the official filing period for candidates is not until June, Senate hopefuls are already announcing their intentions. One, William Gannon of Sandown, is an incumbent state representative with a voting record worth noting.
As reported last month on this blog, Gannon was among thirty-one representatives with encouraging votes on eleven 2016 bills of pro-life interest. Among other votes, Gannon voted against “inexpedient to legislate” motions on bills to limit mid- and late-term abortions, to limit eugenic abortion, to provide care for children born alive after attempted abortion, and to subject abortion facilities to the same licensing requirements faced by ambulatory care facilities and walk-in clinics. He also voted to repeal New Hampshire’s buffer zone law.
Gannon is in his first House term representing the towns of Auburn, Chester and Sandown.
No other announced district 23 candidate is an incumbent state representative. As formal campaigning begins in June, I will report on the positions articulated by other candidates, on voting records, and on campaign expenditures made by life-issue advocacy groups in this and other Senate races.