Concord, N.H. - Today in Keene, Kevin Cavanaugh was sworn in as the newest New Hampshire state Senator at an Executive Council meeting hosted at Keene State College. On July 25th, Cavanaugh defeated Republican challenger David Boutin, a longtime District 16 Senator, by a whopping 11-point margin in a +6 Republican district. In doing so, he became the first Democrat since 1984 to win a New Hampshire state Senate special election. Cavanaugh is a husband, father of three, Little League Coach and a blue collar worker of 30 years. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement: "Congratulations to the newest New Hampshire state Senator, Kevin Cavanaugh. His resounding victory in a traditionally conservative area shows he won't be afraid to reach across party lines to get things done for Granite Staters. We couldn't be prouder of Cavanaugh for standing up for -- and winning with -- Democratic values like workers rights, education, and access to affordable health care. Republicans should learn from their loss: voters want a positive, forward looking candidate who focuses on them rather than a campaign that sows discord with false character assassinations. Cavanaugh delivered in this election and he will continue to deliver for the people of New Hampshire as a state Senator."