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|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 18|
|2002 - 2012|
|Base salary||$200/two-year term|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
Hawkins' professional experience includes management and computer sales.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hawkins served on these committees:
- Executive Departments and Administration, Vice Chair'
- Special Committee Public Employee Pensions Reform, Chair
Hawkins' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Leader for Pension Reform
- Excerpt:"Ken worked to create a pension system that is fair and viable for retirees while providing some relief to local taxpayers by reducing the out-of-control rates cities and towns are forced to pay."
- Excerpt:"Ken helped to pass a fiscally responsible budget that closed an $800 million deficit while providing services to those that need them most without increasing the tax burden. As your State Senator Ken will continue to work to ensure that the state budget is fiscally responsible."
Champion for Job Growth
- Excerpt:"Ken worked to create an economic climate that helped businesses create jobs and grow during this difficult economy. In the Senate Ken will continue his work to promote policies that generate economic growth and create jobs."
Protecting the New Hampshire Advantage
- Excerpt:"As a State Senator, Ken will continue to fight against any attempt to downshift taxes to the local level as well as vote against all sales and income tax proposals."
Hawkins ran in the 2012 election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 9. Hawkins was defeated by Andy Sanborn in the September 11th Republican primary election. Lee C. Nyquist ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
|New Hampshire State Senate, District 9 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Michael F. Kenney||10.4%||634|
On November 2, 2010 Hawkins was re-elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
On November 4, 2008, Hawkins was re-elected by finishing fourth for the six-seat Hillsborough District 18 of the New Hampshire House of Representatives receiving 6,324 votes behind Republicans Jayne Spaulding (6,709), Moe Villeneuve (6,661), and Edward Moran (6,608), and ahead of Republicans John Graham (6,221) and John Cebrowski (6,200), Democrats Nancy Glennan-Brethauer (4,193), Stephanie Willer (3,746), Jerry Hanauer (3,337), Bob Jones (3,332), Kristie Guerin Poltronieri (3,265), and Isabel Partin (3,126), and "Others" (25). 
Hawkins raised $850 for his campaign.
In 2010, a year in which Hawkins was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.
Hawkins raised $850 for the 2008 election.
His major contributors are listed below.
|Free & Strong America PAC - New Hampshire||$250|
|New Hampshire Medical Society||$200|
|New Hampshire Eye Physicians & Surgeons Care Committee||$200|
Hawkins and his wife, Joyce, have two children; Kenny and Kim.
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- Official campaign website
- New Hampshire House of Representatives
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Ken Hawkins on Facebook
- Ken Hawkins on Twitter
- ↑ kenhawkinsforstatesenate.com, Official campaign website
- ↑ Race 4 2012 "Romney Releases Additional New Hampshire Endorsements," September 26, 2011
- ↑ New Hampshire Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List
- ↑ New Hampshire Secretary of State, Official Primary Results
- ↑ New Hampshire House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Hawkin's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ Campaign contributors to Ken Hawkins
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hawkins