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October 24, 2012

Long-term senator faces challenger next month

An au pair with no elected office experience is hoping to unseat a three-term state Senate incumbent when voters go to the polls in November.

Democrat Victoria Czaia of Atkinson is challenging Republican incumbent Chuck Morse, a Salem resident, in his quest for a fourth term as a state senator.

Czaia and Morse are running for state Senate District 22, which includes Atkinson, Pelham, Plaistow and Salem.

Czaia has no elected office experience, but she does serve on Atkinson’s Zoning Board of Adjustment as an appointed member.

Morse has served three terms as a state senator, two terms from 2002 to 2006, and once more following an election win in 2010.

Here is more on the race’s two candidates:

Name: Victoria Czaia

Incumbent: No

Party: Democrat

Age: 48

Occupation: Au pair

Elective office experience: None

What I would do if elected to office: I would try to find enough funding to cover education, infrastructure, family services and Medicaid, Medicare and health-care services.

Name: Chuck Morse

Incumbent: Yes

Party: Republican

Age: 52

Occupation: Garden nursery owner

Elective office experience: Selectman, moderator, state senator

What I would do if elected to office: Live within our means to develop the budget, develop the I-93 project within three years, and put in limited gaming at Rockingham Park.

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