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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 24
Incumbent
In office
1994 - present
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 20
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David W. Hess (b. June 21, 1942) is a Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Merrimack 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Biography

Hess earned his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his LL.B. from Yale Law School. Hess' professional experience includes working as an instructor for Saint Anselm College and New Hampshire Police Standards/Training Academy; attorney; moderator for the town of Hooksett and Hooksett School District and assistant attorney general for the State of New Hampshire. Hess served in the United States Air Force.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hess served on the following committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Family Law

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hess served on the following committee:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011
Special Committee On Education Funding Reform, Vice Chair
Special Committee On Redistricting
Ways and Means

Issues

Expanding Business Enterprise Tax

Noting that the highest paid individuals in the state are often hospital executives and college presidents, Hess expressed support for exploring expanding the Business Enterprise Tax (BET) to non-profit entities. The BET currently acts as a small tax on employee compensation for businesses operating in the state, and the non-profit sector accounts for 12 percent of all of New Hampshire's economic activity. Opponents, including the New Hampshire College and University Council, argued that non-profits have their status because they are doing work worthy of tax breaks, including caring for the sick and educating the population.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Six candidates will face off in the Republican primary. A full list of candidates running in this district can be found here.[2]

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hess won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 24. Hess advanced past the September 11 primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Hess Incumbent 25.3% 3,991
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Smith Incumbent 25.3% 3,991
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Walsh 25.1% 3,964
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Kotowski Incumbent 24.3% 3,828
Total Votes 15,774
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 24 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Smith Incumbent 20.9% 908
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Hess Incumbent 20.6% 899
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Kotowski Incumbent 18.5% 806
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Walsh IV 13.8% 599
Dick Marple 13.2% 573
Richard McGahey 13.1% 569
Total Votes 4,354

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Hess won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.[5][6]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 9 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Hess (R) 2,980
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Kotowski (R) 2,900
Green check mark transparent.png Todd Smith (R) 2,837
Green check mark transparent.png Molly Smith (R) 2,836
Suzanne Calley (D) 1,461
Patricia Giaquinto (D) 1,357

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, David Hess won one of the three seats to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in the Merrimack 9 District, receiving 3,512 votes.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack District 9
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Hess (R) 3,512
Green check mark transparent.png Todd Smith (R) 3,252
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Kotowski (R) 3,156
Paquette (D) 2,846
Ehlers (D) 2,776

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hess is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Hess raised a total of $3,922 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 24, 2013.[7]

David Hess's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 24 Won $0
2010 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 9 Won $805
2008 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 9 Won $1,323
2006 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 9 Won $525
2004 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 9 Won $1,269
2002 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 9 Won $0
2000 New Hampshire House, District 11 Won $0
1998 New Hampshire House, District 11 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $3,922

2012

Hess won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hess raised a total of $0.
New Hampshire House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Hess's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Hess was up for re-election, he collected $805 in donations.[8]

2008

In 2008, Hess raised $1,323 for his campaign.[9]

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.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on bills relating to economic freedom and prosperity.
  • 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

Hess and his wife, Judith Ann, have two children.[10]

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