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Ken Hawkins
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 18
Former member
In office
2002 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Campaign website
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Ken Hawkins (b. December 30, 1942) is a former Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing the Hillsborough 18 District from 2002 to 2012. Hawkins was a candidate for District Hillsborough 15 in 1998.

Hawkins' professional experience includes management and computer sales.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hawkins served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

Hawkins' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

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."

Responsible Budgeting

  • 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."

Presidential preference

2012

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

Ken Hawkins endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2012

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.[3][4]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Sanborn 61.1% 3,732
Ken Hawkins 28.5% 1,738
Michael F. Kenney 10.4% 634
Total Votes 6,104

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Hawkins was re-elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 18 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Moe Villeneuve (D) 5,818
Green check mark transparent.png John Cebrowski (R) 5,687
Green check mark transparent.png John Graham (R) 5,684
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Moran (R) 5,677
Green check mark transparent.png Ken Hawkins (R) 5,645
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Murphy (R) 5,471
Jerry Hanauer (D) 2,494
Jane Boyer (D) 2,492
Kristie Poltronieri (D) 2,447

2008

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). [5]

Hawkins raised $850 for his campaign.[6]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough District 18
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jayne Spaulding (R) 6,709
Green check mark transparent.png Moe Villeneuve (R) 6,661
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Moran (R) 6,608
Green check mark transparent.png Ken Hawkins (R) 6,324
Green check mark transparent.png John Graham (R) 6,221
Green check mark transparent.png John Cebrowski (R) 6,200
Nancy Glennan-Brethauer (D) 4,193
Stephanie Willer (D) 3,746
Jerry Hanauer (D) 3,337
Bob Jones (D) 3,332
Kristie Guerin Poltronieri (D) 3,265
Isabel Partin (D) 3,126
Other 25

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Hawkins was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.[7]

2008

Hawkins raised $850 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Free & Strong America PAC - New Hampshire $250
New Hampshire Medical Society $200
New Hampshire Eye Physicians & Surgeons Care Committee $200

Personal

Hawkins and his wife, Joyce, have two children; Kenny and Kim.[9]

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