Special Election for State Rep: a Note on Jim Headd

New Hampshire voters in Auburn, Chester, and Sandown (Rockingham County district 4) will go to the polls tomorrow, September 26, for a special election to fill a state representative seat. Among the candidates is former state representative Jim Headd. An alert Leaven for the Loaf reader reminded me of an event I covered three years ago, at which Mr. Headd was a speaker.

Jim Headd (in white shirt), speaking at an August 2014 pro-life rally at the State House in Concord. At right is former NHGOP chairman Jack Kimball.

At that time, Mr. Headd said this: “God gave us life from the moment of conception until the time of natural death, and I vow to you that’s how I will vote.”

I have not spoken to Mr. Headd since that time, and I have not interviewed either of his 2017 opponents. I offer his 2014 remark for what it’s worth. My thanks to the faithful reader who recalled the post from three years ago.

[Update: Mr. Headd did not prevail in the September 2017 race, losing 901-862 to a Democratic challenger, with 41 votes going to a Libertarian candidate according to preliminary returns.]

 

Gallery: pro-life rally sponsored by Women for Bob Smith, 8/17/14

Women for Smith pro-life rally, 8/17/14

Candidates gathered on State House plaza in Concord Sunday afternoon to make their pitches to pro-life voters. Here’s a selection of the speakers. Thumbs up to Women for Bob Smith, who organized the event and managed to bring together a wide variety of candidates.

Bob Smith, running to regain his seat in the U.S. Senate representing New Hampshire: "I don’t know if you know the impact that you have, and how much it means to me that you’re out there."
Bob Smith, running to regain his seat in the U.S. Senate representing New Hampshire: “I don’t know if you know the impact that you have, and how much it means to me that you’re out there.”
 Andrew Hemingway, candidate for governor, on the right to life: "Is there any other greater cause? No. This is it. The pinnacle. You must take the energy from this day and move this cause forward."
Andrew Hemingway, candidate for governor, on the right to life: “Is there any other greater cause? No. This is it. The pinnacle. You must take the energy from this day and move this cause forward.”