A one-term incumbent and a newcomer to New Hampshire politics are squaring off to represent a one-seat district that touches four towns.
Residents in House District 34, which includes Atkinson, Hampstead, Kingston and Plaistow, will have two choices in next month’s general election: Democrat Harlan Cheney from Atkinson or Republican Jeffrey Oligny from Plaistow.
Oligny, who seeks re-election, moved on from September’s state primary after edging his competition, Republican incumbent Marie Sapienza, by 301 votes.
Cheney ran uncontested in the Democratic primary.
Name: Harlan Cheney
Occupation: Business owner
Elective office experience: None
What I would do if elected to office: If elected, I will seek consensus and advocate bipartisan compromise to improve the state’s infrastructure, educational system and assist small business to increase state revenue.
Name: Jeffrey Oligny
Occupation: Engineering manager
Elective office experience: State House of Representatives
What I would do if elected to office: I would represent my constituents with the following values in mind: to promote transparency, limited government and strong family values.