Shurtleff elected N.H. House Speaker, Soucy voted Senate president
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State House of Representatives Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff is the chamber’s new speaker.
The longtime state representative from Concord defeated House Republican Leader Dick Hinch of Merrimack by a 237-152 vote Wednesday.
In last month’s elections, Democrats regained control of the House for the first time in four years, grabbing a 233-167 majority.
Of the 400 re-elected and newly elected state representatives, 395 were present for Organization Day, when the new Legislature was sworn in by Gov. Chris Sununu.