EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 31, 2012

Prescott has challenger in state Senate race

By Doug Ireland direland@eagletribune.com
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — KINGSTON — Russell Prescott is seeking a fourth term in the state Senate.

The Republican incumbent will face off against Democrat and fellow Kingston resident Carol Croteau to represent District 23. The election is Nov. 6.

Prescott served in the Senate from 2000 to 2004, then was elected for a third term in 2010, when he defeated Maggie Hassan, who is now running for governor.

Prescott defeated Dennis Acton of Fremont in the primary Sept. 11. He received 3,411 votes to 1,018 for Acton, or 77 percent to 23 percent.

Croteau, a Democrat, ran unopposed in September. She ran for a House seat in 2010, but was defeated.

District 23 includes Brentwood, Chester, Danville, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Fremont, Kingston and Sandown.

Name: Carol Croteau

Age: 52

Political party: Democrat

Occupation: Founder of Bully Free NH

Elective office experience: None

What do you plan to do if elected? I want to invest in New Hampshire for growth, such as infrastructure and education; bring business and jobs. Protect families, property taxpayers and the "New Hampshire Advantage."

Name: Russell PrescottAge: 52

Political party: Republican

Occupation: Engineer

Elective office experience: State Senate

What do you plan to do if elected? Responsible budgeting, tax relief, and job creation will continue to be my focus in the upcoming term.