Amanda Merrill

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Amanda Merrill
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 6
Former member
In office
January 8, 2014 - December 3, 2014
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedDecember 17, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire State Senate, District 21
2008 - 2012
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Hampshire, 1974
Ph.D.Dartmouth College, 1978
Personal
Birthday05/09/1951
Place of birthAmesbury, MA
ProfessionFundraiser
CandidateVerification
Amanda Merrill (b. May 9, 1951) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Strafford 6 from a special election on December 17, 2013, to 2014. Merrill did not seek re-election in 2014.

Merrill served in the New Hampshire State Senate, representing District 21 from 2008 to 2012 and in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1988 to 1998.

Biography

Merrill earned her B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in 1974 and her Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 1978. Her professional experience includes working as a fundraiser.

Committee assignments

Merrill was previously a member of the following committees:

Elections

2013

See also: New Hampshire state legislative special elections, 2013

Merrill won election in the 2013 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives Sixth Strafford District. The seat was vacant following Phil Ginsburg's (D) resignation after he moved out of the district. Merrill defeated Deidre Lepkowski (R) in the special election, which took place on December 17, 2013.[1][2][3][4]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sixth Strafford District, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Merrill 87.6% 592
     Republican Deidre Lepkowski 12.4% 84
Total Votes 676

2010

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Merrill won election to the New Hampshire State Senate. She defeated Peter MacDonald in the September 14 primary and defeated Peter Angerhofer (D) in the general election.

New Hampshire State Senate, District 21 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Amanda Merrill (R) 9,634
Peter Angerhofer (D) 7,931

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Amanda Merrill won the election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 21 with 17,970 votes.

Merrill raised $56,909 for her campaign.[5]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Amanda Merrill (D) 17,970
Halldorson (R) 8,726
Others 2

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Merrill was up for re-election, she collected $55,820 in donations.[6] Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

New Hampshire State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Amanda Merrill's campaign in 2010
Gallagher Callahan & Gartrell$1,250
New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association$1,200
Mccaddin, Mark$1,000
New Hampshire Independent Pharmacy Association$1,000
Professional Fire Fighters Of New Hampshire$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $55,820

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Amanda Merrill's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Estabrook for State Senate $5,000
New Hampshire Independent Pharmacy Association $2,500
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire $2,000
Demers Group $1,250
Kenneth Fuld $1,000

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 2 to July 1. In 2014, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 8 through June 13.

  • Legislators are scored based on votes on bills relating to economic freedom and prosperity.
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  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 162nd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 5 through July 1. In 2012, the 162nd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 4 through June 27.

  • Legislators are scored based on if they voted with the traditional principles and values of the Republican Party.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on 39 roll call votes in the House and 20 roll call votes in the Senate during the 2011-2012 session.

Personal

Merrill and her husband, Kenneth, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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New Hampshire State Senate District 21
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Martha Fuller Clark (D)