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State senator Jeb Bradley (center) chats with Conway selectman Dave Weathers (left) and Scott Nelson at the Conway polls Tuesday. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

CONWAY — The prelims — the primaries — are out of the way and the general election is a little over seven weeks away on Nov. 6. The Republicans and Democrats will be ramping up their efforts to attract voters. In each multi-candidate race, the top vote-getters win the seats.

Here’s who's left standing:

-- In Carroll County's District 1, which covers Bartlett, Hart’s Location and Jackson, Anita Burroughs (D-Bartlett) topped Carroll County Democratic Party Chair Erik Corbett (D-Bartlett) 433-328.

“Congratulations to Anita on a great race,” Corbett wrote on Facebook.

“Erik Corbett, you ran a great race and worked your butt off,” Burroughs wrote back. “So we both won (Tuesday) night.” She later added: “Thank you Bartlett/Jackson/Hart’s Location, I pledge to do you all proud.”

Burroughs now faces Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett), who is seeking a 19th term, in the general election. He served as Speaker of the House this legislative session.

• In Carroll County District 2 (Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Hale’s Location), there was no primary race, but Democrats Tom Buco (the incumbent), Harrison Kanzler and Stephen Woodcock, and Republican incumbents Frank McCarthy and Karen Umberger, with challenger Billy Cuccio, will vie for three seats on Nov. 6.

• In District 3, incumbents Mark McConkey (R-Freedom) and Jerry Knirk (D-Freedom) and former representative Susan Ticehurst (D-Tamworth) are running for two open seats. The district covers Albany, Freedom, Madison and Tamworth.

• In District 4 (Moultonborough, Sandwich, Tuftonboro), Caroline Nesbitt (D-Sandwich, 793 votes) and John A. Morrissey (D-Moultonborough, 526 votes) both advanced Tuesday to the general. Paul Punturieri (D-Moultonborough, 282 votes) came up short.

Republican incumbents Glenn Cordelli (R-Tuftonboro) and Karel A. Crawford (R-Center Harbor) ran unopposed but will be challenged by Nesbitt and Morrisey for two seats.

• In District 5 (Brookfield, Effingham, Ossipee, Wakefield), incumbents Lino M. Avellani (R-Sanborn), Ed Comeau (R-Brookfield) and Bill Nelson (R-Brookfield) along with Knute Ogren (D-Effingham), Patricia Pustell (D-Ossipee) and Theresa Swanick (D-Effingham) will vie for three seats.

• In District 6, which covers Wolfeboro, Republicans John T. MacDonald, 557 votes, and Matthew Plache, 538, advanced to the general, while Seamus Oscalaidhe fell short with 152.

Incumbent Edith DesMarias and fellow Democrat David W. Owen will vie with MacDonald and Plache for the two seats.

• In District 7 (floterial — Albany, Bartlett, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Freedom, Hale’s Location, Hart’s Location, Jackson, Madison and Tamworth), incumbent Ed Butler (D-Hart’s Location) will be challenged by Joe Mosca (R-Conway).

• In District 8 (floterial — Brookfield, Effingham, Moultonborough, Ossipee, Sandwich, Tuftonboro and Wakefield), incumbent William Marsh (R-Brookfield) topped Richard Surette (R-Brookfield) 1,458-567 in Tuesday’s primary. Democrat Richard Stuart of Sandwich faces Marsh in the general.

• In Executive Council District 1, Republican incumbent Joe Kenney of Wakefield easily topped Kim Strathdee of Lincoln 14,756-3,875. Kenney will face a familiar foe, Mike Cryans of Hanover in the general election. Kenney prevailed in three former matchups.

• In state Senate District 3 (all of Carroll County, Milton and Middleton of Stratford County), incumbent Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) topped Steven Steiner (R-Conway) 4,326-1,262.

Bradley, who won every town, said. “I’m grateful for the support (Tuesday) and I look forward to the Nov. 6 general election,” he said. “I also ask people to keep the Steiner family in their thoughts and prayers.”

The daughter-in-law of Steiner was killed in a Nebraska car accident last Friday. Steiner rushed to Nebraska and was unable to campaign.

Bradley will be challenged by Chris Meier (D-North Conway) in the general.

• In Carroll County Commissioner District 1, Terry McCarthy (R-Conway) unseated incumbent Mark Hounsell (R-Conway) 2,445-2,033.

McCarthy, who carried 14 of 19 towns, will face Bert Weiss (D-Chatham) in the general election.

“I feel really good and want to thank everyone for their support,” said McCarthy, who attended the commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday.

Hounsell has pledged his support to McCarthy.

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