Democrat Chuck Grassie won the Ward 4 Rochester special election Tuesday with 568 votes over Republican David Walker’s 451, according to the official results for Strafford District 8 House of Representatives seat.
The two, who live on the same street in Rochester, had tied in a recount.
Walker beat Grassie by one vote during the general election for Rochester’s Ward 4, 971-970.
After the recount, it was a tie at 970-970.
“Thank you to everyone who supported my campaign and thank you ward 4 voters for voting to send me back to Concord as your state representative!,” Grassie posted on Twitter.
New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman Ray Buckley said: “Congratulations to Representative Chuck Grassie on his powerhouse victory in the Rochester Ward 4 special election. The voters of Rochester have made their voices heard loud and clear today — they want responsible, tested leadership in the State House.
“Rochester voters have rejected the New Hampshire Republican agenda of dismantling our public schools, rolling back reproductive rights, and letting far-right extremists dictate policy and rhetoric in the State House. Instead, they’ve embraced a future with strong public schools, steadfast protections for women, and a return to safe, sane leadership in Concord.
“The NHDP has shown once again that we run the best special election campaigns in the state. We want to thank the incredible efforts of the House Democratic Victory Campaign Committee, our Democratic federal delegation, the Rochester City Democrats, the Strafford County Democrats, and the activists and volunteers who helped deliver this win.”