Write-in wins Dem. primary in District 11

Thursday, September 20, 2012

AMHERST – Peter Bragdon won’t have a free run to re-election as state senator after all.

Frederick Dyke of Fox Run Road, Amherst, has received the Democratic nomination to oppose Bragdon in the race for District 11.

No name was listed on the Democratic side of the ballot in the recent state primary. Dyke received the most write-in votes – 206 of them.

On the GOP side, Bragdon turned back Merrimack Town Councilor Dan Dwyer to win renomination. Dwyer won his home town but Bragdon easily carried Amherst, Milford and Wilton, the other towns in the district.

Bragdon, who grew up in Amherst and has lived for years in Milford, where he serves on the School Board, is president of the state Senate. He is running for his fifth two-year term.

– Cabinet staff

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