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Her Nomination Under Fire, Conway Withdraws Bid To Become N.H. Judge

Patricia Conway, Rockingham County Attorney

Rockingham County Attorney Patricia Conway has given up her bid to be a New Hampshire Superior Court judge.

Gov. Chris Sununu's nomination of Conway had come under scrutiny over multiple issues.

The latest issue facing Conway was whether in 2008 she improperly voted in Atkinson, where her then-elderly parent lived, even though she resided in Salem.

This issue was first raised by Executive Councilor Cinde Warmington, the lone Democrat on the five-member council.  But some Republicans, including New Hampshire Republican National Committeeman Chris Ager, joined Warmington in calling for an investigation.

Conway's confirmation faced other problems. The career prosecutor was strongly opposed by gun rights groups.

And the New Hampshire Bar Association had also questioned Conway's fitness, writing to the governor and council earlier this month expressing reservations about her impartiality and fairness.

Conway, a Republican, was elected Rockingham County Attorney in 2014, and won reelection three times.

Josh has worked at NHPR since 2000.

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