2023 NH City Elections

2023 NH City Elections
  • Manchester residents have chosen the person who they want to lead their city into the future. Republican Jay Ruais came out on top yesterday in the race for mayor by beating Democrat Kevin Cavanaugh by less than 500 votes. In his victory speech, Ruais promised to address issues such as homelessness, mental health, and also public safety. In Keene, Jay Kahn will be the next mayor and in Nashua, incumbent Mayor Jim Donchess has earned another four-year term.
  • In Concord. Byron Champlin was elected Mayor with 74 percent of the vote.
  • In Portsmouth, Deaglan McEachern was reelected to a second term as mayor yesterday as the city’s voters returned all the incumbents in the City Council election, rejecting a bid by five past councilors to return to office. Joanna Kelly was elected Assistant Mayor
  • Allowing 603 Keno, an electronic bingo gambling game in Portsmouth, was again rejected 52 percent to 47 percent.   It was supported by charitable organizations and some restaurant and bar owners. In the 2021 Portsmouth election, Keno narrowly failed to win approval. It was also defeated in 2019.
  • In Somersworth, Matt Gerding won the race for Mayor with 84 percent of the vote. David Witman, Nancie Cameron, Denis Messier and Paul Goodwin all won Somersworth City Council At-Large Seats.
  • In Rochester, Paul Callaghan was re-elected to a second term as Mayor. The voters also approved sportsbook gambling in the Lilac City.
  • In Dover, Mayor Bob Carrier ran unopposed and will be starting a third term as the City’s Mayor.   Linnea Nemeth and Lindsey Williams were the winners for Dover’s Council At-Large. Voter turnout in the city of Dover was 22 percent.