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  Dartmouth Junior Wins County Election and Starts Town vs. Gown Dispute
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Last Editedkarin1492  Nov 12, 2008 09:47pm
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MediaNewspaper - New York Times
News DateThursday, November 13, 2008 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionVanessa Sievers, a Dartmouth College junior, was not content to wait tables or make coffee as a side job. Instead she ran for treasurer of Grafton County, N.H., and won, unseating the incumbent and unleashing a war of words.

The current county treasurer, Carol Elliott, 68, called Ms. Sievers, 20, a “teenybopper” in an interview with a local newspaper, The Valley News, and said she had won only because “brainwashed college kids” had voted for the Democratic ticket.

Ms. Sievers beat Ms. Elliott by 586 votes out of about 42,000 cast, and won big in Hanover, home to Dartmouth, and Plymouth, home to both Ms. Elliott and Plymouth State University.

The part-time treasurer’s job pays $6,408 annually and oversees the investments and payroll of the county, which is home to about 85,000 people.
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