Herbert Richardson

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Herbert Richardson
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Coos 4
Incumbent
In office
2002 - 2006, 2008 - present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position (current service)6
Years in position (previous service)4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Coos 2
2002-2006
Personal
ProfessionProduce manager
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Herbert D. Richardson is a Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Coos 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Richardson served in the House previously, representing Coos 2 from 2002 to 2006.

Biography

Richardson's professional experience includes working as a produce manager.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services

2011-2012

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011
Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services
Special Committee On Redistricting

Issues

Ski pass gift exemption

On January 30, 2013, Richardson co-sponsored Gary Coulombe's HB 514. Also co-sponsored by Andy Schmidt, HB 514 would have permitted New Hampshire legislators to accept free ski passes from the government-owned Cannon Mountain ski area. Responding to a January 2012 request from Representative Edmond Gionet, the Chairman Martin Gross of the New Hampshire General Court's Legislative Ethics Committee issued an advisory opinion which said that legislators were banned from accepting Cannon Mountain ski passes because such gifts had a value of more than $25, the maximum acceptable gift under New Hampshire's anti-graft regulations. HB 514 would have created an exemption to the $25 limit specifically for Cannon Mountain ski passes.[2][3]

On February 20, 2013, the House voted to accept the majority report labeling the bill 'inexpedient to legislate,' effectively killing it.[4]

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. Troy Merner is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Herbert Richardson is unopposed in the Republican primary.[5]

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Richardson won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Coos 4. Richardson was unopposed in the September 11 primary and defeated Troy Merner (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Coos 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHerbert Richardson Incumbent 55.6% 1,029
     Democratic Troy Merner 44.4% 821
Total Votes 1,850

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Richardson was re-elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.[8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Coos 2 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Remick (R) 2,375
Green check mark transparent.png Herbert Richardson (R) 2,323
Green check mark transparent.png John Tholl (R) 2,158
Green check mark transparent.png Evalyn Merrick (D) 1,895
Eric Catman (R) 1,635
Troy Merner (D) 1,363
Eugene Montgomery (D) 1,178

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Richardson won election by finishing fourth for the four-seat Coos 2 District of the New Hampshire House of Representatives receiving 2,695 votes behind behind Democrat Scott Merrick (2,969), Republican William Remick (2,947), and Democrat Evalyn Merrick (2,769) and ahead of Republican John Tholl (2,609), Democrats John Roberge (2,387) and Troy Merner (2,383), Republican Charles Bond (2,169), and "Others" (11).[10]

Among Richardson's opponents, Remick raised $2,050 for his campaign, against $900 by Merner.[11]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Coos District 2
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Merrick (D) 2,969
Green check mark transparent.png William Remick (R) 2,947
Green check mark transparent.png Evalyn Merrick (D) 2,769
Green check mark transparent.png Herbert Richardson (R) 2,695
John Tholl, Jr. (R) 2,609
John Roberge (D) 2,387
Troy Merner (D) 2,383
Charles Bond (R) 2,169
Others 8

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Richardson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Richardson raised a total of $497 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 30, 2013.[12]

Herbert Richardson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Coos 4 Won $0
2010 New Hampshire House, Coos 2 Won $0
2008 New Hampshire House, Coos 2 Won $0
2006 New Hampshire House, Coos 2 Defeated $497
2004 New Hampshire House, Coos 2 Won $0
2002 New Hampshire House, Coos 2 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $497

2012

Richardson won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Richardson did not raise any money.[13]

2010

Richardson won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Richardson did not raise any money.[14]

2008

Richardson won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Richardson did not raise any money.[15]

2006

Richardson won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Richardson raised a total of $497.

2004

Richardson won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Richardson did not raise any money.[16]

2002

Richardson won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Richardson did not raise any money.[17]

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in New Hampshire

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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.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Herbert Richardson endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [18]

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New Hampshire House of Representatives - Coos 2 District
2008–present
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New Hampshire House of Representatives - Coos 2 District
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