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October 26, 2012

Messner challengers Carson for Senate seat

LONDONDERRY — Senate District 14, which includes Auburn, Hudson and Londonderry, will have a female senator no matter who wins Nov. 6.

Londonderry native and Republican incumbent Sharon Carson is being challenged by Hudson Democrat Katherine Messner.

Neither Carson or Messner had primary opponents in September.

Sharon Carson

Age: 54

Incumbent: Yes

Party: Republican

Elective experience: State representative, state senator

Occupation: Adjunct professor, Nashua Community College

What would you plan to do if elected?: I intend to work on making state government more efficient, transparent and accessible to the citizens of New Hampshire.

Katherine Messner

Age: 54

Incumbent: No

Party: Democrat

Elective experience: None

Occupation: Small business owner, marketing specialist.

What would you plan to do if elected?: I would see if it is possible to get funding from the federal government to do a rail system study.

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