Laconia’s Clear Choice for Mayor: Editor Ed Engler

By: The Laconia Daily Sun

In yesterday’s election, Ed Engler topped Kailief Mitchell by a wide margin to win the race for mayor while Armand Bolduc staved off a challenge from Tony Felch in Ward 6 to earn his 16th consecutive term on the City Council, incumbent councilor Bob Hamel prevailed over Tom Tardif in Ward 5 and David Bownes bested Richard Beaudoin in Ward 2 to capture the only open council seat.

Incumbent city councilors Ava Doyle (Ward 1), Henry Lipman (Ward 3) and Brenda Baer (Ward 4) ran unopposed.

Engler, the president and editor of the Laconia Daily Sun, polled three of every four votes cast in besting Mitchell, an academic assistant at the Spaudling Youth Center, 1,155 to 403.

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