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October 29, 2012

Devine hopes to stay in N.H. House

SANDOWN — James Devine of Sandown may be in a new district, but he’s still looking to continue serving in the N.H. House of Representatives.

Devine, a Republican member of the House since 2006, is among seven candidates seeking election to five seats in Rockingham District 4, which represents Sandown, Auburn and Chester. The election is Nov. 6.

Before the recent redistricting, Devine represented District 7, including Sandown, Chester and Danville. He served on the Science, Technology and Energy Committee during the last session.

Devine finished third among six GOP candidates in the primary Sept. 11, receiving 939 votes.

The other Republicans seeking election in District 4 are Gene Charron of Chester, 1,131 votes; Joseph Hagan of Chester, 1,073; Dan Dumaine of Auburn, 903; and Stella Tremblay of Auburn, 829.

The two Democratic candidates in the race are Charlotte Ann Lister of Chester and Kelly Upham-Torosian of Auburn. They ran unopposed in the primary.

Along with serving in the House, Devine has been active in Sandown as well. He was a town selectman for seven years and an 18-year member of the Timberlane Regional School Board.

Name: James Devine

Age: 71

Political party: Republican

Occupation: Retired U.S. Treasury employee

Elective office experience: State representative, Board of Selectmen, School Board

In 25 words or less, what do you plan to do if elected? Work harder.

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