Mannino announces bid for Congress

School Board member Len Mannino, a Republican, says he is considering a run for the 2nd Congressional District seat, held by Democrat Paul Hodes.

Hodes has said he will run for the U.S. Senate.

“I am more or less testing waters,” said Mannino, “but it’s something I’ve been looking at for quite some time.”

The 40-year-old Milford native is a former selectman and before that a town police officer. He works for the New Hampshire Lottery Commission as program specialist in charge of “protecting the integrity of the games and making sure there is compliance with the rules,” he said.He has a blog at