Although Democrats won a special election in a House race in Nashua last week, they lost two more members of their majority with the resignations of longtime Nashua Rep. Roland LaPLante and Claremont Rep. Thomas Donovan.

Both representatives cited health reasons for their resignations.

Claremont and Nashua will have to seek special elections to fill the seats, and approval by the Governor and Executive Council will be needed.

With the resignations, Democrats now number 217 and Republicans 179, with four vacancies.

A special election will be held March 19 to fill the Hillsborough District 9 seat representing Ward 2 in Manchester, with Republican Win Hutchinson and Democrat William O’Neil facing off.

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