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October 24, 2012

Two-way race in House District 34

A one-term incumbent and a newcomer to New Hampshire politics are squaring off to represent a one-seat district that touches four towns.

Residents in House District 34, which includes Atkinson, Hampstead, Kingston and Plaistow, will have two choices in next month’s general election: Democrat Harlan Cheney from Atkinson or Republican Jeffrey Oligny from Plaistow.

Oligny, who seeks re-election, moved on from September’s state primary after edging his competition, Republican incumbent Marie Sapienza, by 301 votes.

Cheney ran uncontested in the Democratic primary.

Name: Harlan Cheney

Incumbent: No

Party: Democrat

Age: 64

Occupation: Business owner

Elective office experience: None

What I would do if elected to office: If elected, I will seek consensus and advocate bipartisan compromise to improve the state’s infrastructure, educational system and assist small business to increase state revenue.

Name: Jeffrey Oligny

Incumbent: Yes

Party: Republican

Age: 51

Occupation: Engineering manager

Elective office experience: State House of Representatives

What I would do if elected to office: I would represent my constituents with the following values in mind: to promote transparency, limited government and strong family values.

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