N.H. Lawmaker Accused Of Domestic Violence Loses Reelection Bid

Nov 7, 2018

Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Former New Hampshire Senate Minority Leader Jeff Woodburn has lost his reelection bid in the North Country.

The Whitefield Democrat was arrested in August on several domestic-assault-related charges. State Democratic leaders urged Woodburn to drop out of the race at the time, but he remained on the ballot, fighting off a write-in challenge in the Democratic primary.

Woodburn was first elected to the District One Senate seat in 2012. Republican David Starr of Franconia will now hold that seat.

Starr upset the incumbent 9,634 votes to 8,163 votes, or 54 percent to 46 percent.

See NHPR's election results page for complete results from the midterm election.