A special election will be held in the towns of Milton and Middleton on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to fill the vacant Strafford County District 1 state representative seat.
Milton voters should go to the Milton Assembly of God church located at 370 White Mountain Highway in Milton. Middleton voters can cast their vote at the town office located at 182 Kings Highway, Middleton. Polling will go from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at both locations.
There are three people on the ballot, all residents of Milton.
Larry Brown, 72, has lived in Milton for 19 years. He is a Democrat who serves on Milton’s Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment and Budget Committee. He is also a cemetery and library trustee and volunteers at the New Hampshire Farm Museum in Milton.
Brown has already served three terms as a state rep from 2004 to 2010. During that time he chaired the executive board for the Strafford Regional Planning Commission. He ran for state rep. again in 2012 and lost by 32 votes.
Brown said he is running because he wishes to lower the cost of property taxes, fund education, and help people have access to healthcare.
Brown is retired and lives with his wife, Susann. They have been married for 48 years. He has two adult children. He has previously worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, a social worker, and in administration for the state’s psychiatric hospital’s Medicaid program.