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
Education
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
Ph.D.Brown University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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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:

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire State Senate 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. Incumbent David Watters is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Eddie Edwards is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

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.[2][3]

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.[4][5]

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

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 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).[6]

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.[7]

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

Watters is married and has one child.[8]

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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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