By Lloyd Jones
CONWAY — Steve Marchand is a man on a mission.
The 43-year-old former mayor of Portsmouth was unsuccessful in his bid for the governor's office last fall. He admits he got into the race late, which hurt his candidacy. This time around, more than 400 days from the next gubernatorial election, he wants people to know he's running.
On Wednesday, he spent a large part of his day in the Mount Washington Valley, starting with a meet and greet at The Met, followed by a stop at Tech Village, a visit to Memorial Hospital, checking in at the Sun and, finally, meeting with MWV Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Janice Crawford before heading for more events in the Lakes Region.
While it may seem early to start running for 2018, Marchand, who announced April 3, said the time is right.
"You have someone who is an incumbent, and with a famous last name to boot, who is actively fundraising for a re-election in February of the first year (in office)," he said. "I knew I was going to do it by then, by late winter."
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