For the next year, the towns of Bath, Easton, Landaff, Benton, Orford, Piermont, and Warren will be without one representative at the New Hampshire statehouse. On Dec. 24, Denny Ruprecht, a Democrat who lived in Landaff, announced he will be resigning after moving to Vermont and he can no longer represent the Grafton-3 New Hampshire House of Representatives district that encompasses the seven towns. Ruprecht was midway through his second two-year term. He previously represented the Grafton-15 House district after being elected in 2018 at age 19, making him the youngest New Hampshire lawmaker at the time. On Wednesday, Paul Smith, clerk for the New Hampshire House of Representatives, said under the New Hampshire elections law it’s up to the individual communities in a House district to determine if they want to hold a special election or wait until the November general election.
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