Bourne will face Drye for Sullivan County House seat

Published: 9/14/2022 3:29:27 PM
Modified: 9/14/2022 3:28:58 PM

Democrat Jason Bourne, of Cornish, easily won the Democratic nomination for the Sullivan County District 7 House seat.

The district includes Charlestown, Cornish, Newport, Plainfield and Unity.

Bourne, 52, making his first run for state office, defeated Larry Flint, 72, of Newport, 992-295 in the five-town district. He won by large margins in his hometown, 240-14, and bordering Plainfield, 405-22, while also beating Flint in Charlestown, 179-52, and Unity, 36-33.

Flint, 76, a former recreation director who ran unsuccessfully for the House in 2020 and 2018, won in Newport, 174-132.

Bourne, the director of technology at Kimball Union Academy, will face Republican Margaret Drye in the Nov. 8 general election.

— Patrick O’Grady

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