EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 6, 2012

Carson keeps her Senate seat

By James Niedzinski jniedzinski@eagletribune.com
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LONDONDERRY — Sen. Sharon Carson, R-Londonderry, defended her District 14 seat against Democratic opponent Katherine Messner.

Carson received 13,706 votes and Messner brought in has 10,448.

District 14 includes Londonderry, Auburn and Hudson.

Messner was even defeated in her hometown of Hudson, receiving 4,689 votes and Carson 5,451.

Carson stopped by the polls in Auburn and Hudson before ending her day in Londonderry to await the results, she said.

“I was surprised and pleased with the voter turnout,” she said. “The amount of voter response was fantastic.”

Carson has been serving as the state senator for District 14 since 2008 and has served as a state representative for eight years.

She congratulated and thanked other candidates, and said she was looking forward to working with everyone on the largely Republican ballot in Londonderry.