The Concord Monitor covers Kevin Cavanaugh’s election victory in the 2017 special election for District 16.
The election is also notable because it means Democrats will retain hold of a spot traditionally held by Republicans – Cavanaugh is only the second Democrat to hold the seat in the last 50 years.
This is the first time Cavanaugh, a Ward 1 alderman in Manchester, has won an elected state position. A married man with three children, Cavanaugh currently works as the Assistant Business Manager at IBEW local 2320, and has worked for Fairpoint Communications for 32 years. Cavanaugh has previously said he would not step down from his union role if he won the election.