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David Watters

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David Watters
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New Hampshire State Senate, District 4
Incumbent
In office
December 5, 2012 - Present
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 4
2008 - 2012
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David H. Watters (b. December 28, 1950) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire State Senate, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Watters earned a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in English from Brown University. His professional experience includes working as a professor at the University of New Hampshire.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Executive Departments and Administration
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Election history

2012

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2012

Watters won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 4. Watters ran unopposed in the September 11th Democratic primary election and defeated Phyllis Woods (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Watters 60.9% 18,152
     Republican Phyllis Woods 39.1% 11,650
Total Votes 29,802

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Watters won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Watters advanced past the September 14 primary election. He faced incumbent Peter Schmidt (D), incumbent Brendon Browne (D), Christopher Buck (R), and Greg Vatistas (R) in the November 2 general election.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 4 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png David Watters (D) 1,542
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Schmidt (D) 1,507
Green check mark transparent.png Brendon Browne (D) 1,419
Greg Vatistas (R) 964
Christopher Buck (R) 955

2008

On November 4, 2008, Watters finished second for the three-seat Strafford District 4 in New Hampshire receiving 2,566 votes, behind Democrats Peter Schmidt (2,624), and ahead of Democrat Brendon Browne (2,417) and Republican Matt Mayberry (1,624) and others (8).[3]

Watters raised $1000 toward his campaign.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford District 4
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Peter Schmidt (D) 2,624
Green check mark transparent.png David Watters (D) 2,566
Green check mark transparent.png Brendon Browne (D) 2,417
Matt Mayberry (R) 1,624
Others 8

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Watters was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.[4]

Personal

Watters is married and has one child.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Forsythe (R)
New Hampshire State Senate District 4
2012–present
Succeeded by
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