Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: New Hampshire State Legislature

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search

October 29, 2012

By Ballotpedia's State legislative team

New Hampshire's State Legislative Elections in 2012
Senate seats Contested senate seats House seats Contested house seats
24 23 (95.8%) 400 381 (95.3%)

CONCORD: New Hampshire: There are 424 total legislative seats with 2012 elections in New Hampshire, where poll hours vary by city. Most close at 7:00 PM Eastern Time.[1]

Ballotpedia considers the New Hampshire House of Representatives to be a game-changer with a potential partisan swing.

Of the 24 incumbents up for election in 2012, 15 (62.5%) of them are running for re-election. A total of 404 of 424 (95.3%) districts will see more than one major party candidate in the general election.

Here are a few races to watch:



  • In Belknap 2, nine candidates will vie for four seats, one of which is new, and another which is being vacated by Republican incumbent Bill Tobin.
  • In Hillsborough 11, Nick Levasseur (D) will run to keep his seat, with the other up for grabs after the death of Republican incumbent Leo P. Pepino.
  • In Hillsborough 25, Republicans James Coffey and Jim Parison will challenge incumbent Jennifer Daler (D).

New Hampshire State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 5 11
     Republican Party 19 13
Total 24 24

New Hampshire House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 103 221
     Republican Party 288 179
     Independent 2 0
     Vacancy 7 0
Total 400 400


See also

New Hampshire