A one-term Executive Council incumbent will be challenged by a former town councilor next week in District 3.
Republican Chris Sununu of Newfield is running for re-election. Democrat Bill Duncan of New Castle and Michael Baldassarre, a Libertarian candidate from Hampton, hope to knock Sununu out of the position.
The Executive Council advises the governor and provides a check on his or her power. District 3 represents 35 New Hampshire towns, including Atkinson, Danville, East Kingston, Hampstead, Kingston, Newton, Plaistow, Salem, Sandown and Windham.
Occupation: Software business owner
Elective office experience: Town councilor
What would you do if elected to office: I would return balance, tacticality and a business-like approach to the Executive Council. And especially non-partisanship.
Occupation: Owner, Waterville Valley Resort
Elective office experience: Executive Council
What would you do if elected to office: Maintaining fiscal discipline is of utmost concern, and providing a check and balance on the power of the governor.