New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner Re-Elected in Very Close Vote
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The election of Secretary of State was old guard versus new guard, change versus tradition and the two sides battled it out for more than two hours before lawmakers could decide who should hold the post.
In the end, tradition prevailed by four votes although it took two votes before current, long-serving Secretary of State Bill Gardner was re-elected to the post he has held for 42 years, the longest tenure in the country.
For the first time in many years, Gardner faced a serious challenge for the post that oversees state elections and chronicles state government activities.