|New Hampshire State Senate, District 12|
|December 3, 2014 - present|
|December 6, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Base salary||$200/two-year term|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 20|
|2010 - 2012|
He served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough 20 from 2010 to 2012.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Avard served on the following committees:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Health and Human Services|
|• Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Avard served on these committees:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Petitions for Redress and Grievances|
Avard's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Free Market competition is a combination of the passion of the human spirit and the drive to create a better life for one’s family. People have the innate right to be free and because of this, they have a right to create goods and services in an environment that supports them instead of stifles their creativity. Instead of lining the streets of gold with red tape, we should be creating better roads, paved with the future of the successful New Hampshire citizens. This means cutting the red tape of paperwork and legal roadblocks, to allow the citizens of New Hampshire to prosper."
- Excerpt: "One of the most important roles our government plays, is the protection of our rights. In New Hampshire we can see a role back on our freedom of speech, protest, and even our religious freedom. The importance of self-expression cannot be overstated. The citizens deserve to have all of their rights protected by the government, whose central duty is to secure these rights."
- Excerpt: "Promises are made by the government every day, and all of those promises have a dollar value. As a man of integrity, promises mean something to me. Government needs to slow down and honor their commitments. Right now, government has two issues, limited time and limited resources. Government needs to lift regulation off industry. This will allow more efficient solutions to come to the aid of New Hampshirites and this will free the government up to turn their time and money to the protection of citizen’s rights."
Elections for the office of New Hampshire State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Incumbent Peggy Gilmour was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kevin Avard defeated Michael McCarthy in the Republican primary. Gilmour and Avard faced off in the general election. Challenger Avard defeated Gilmour in the general election.
|New Hampshire State Senate, District 12 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Peggy Gilmour Incumbent||49.2%||10,517|
|New Hampshire State Senate, District 12 Republican Primary, 2014|
Avard ran for re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 28. Avard advanced past the September 11 primary and was defeated in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 20 general election (2010)|
|Carl Seidel (R)||1,867|
|Sean McGuinness (R)||1,791|
|Kevin Avard (R)||1,505|
|Kathryn Nelson (D)||1,495|
|Anthony Matarazzo (D)||1,472|
In 2010, a year in which Avard was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.
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In 2014, Avard's endorsements include the following:
- Sandra Ziehm Hillsborough County Commissioner
- Fmr U.S Senator Bob Smith
- Deb Shorter – Author of Eye Into Welfare, Giving away your Tax Dollars
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- New Hampshire State Senate
- Senate Committees
- New Hampshire General Court
- New Hampshire state legislative districts
- Profile from the New Hampshire State Senate
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Kevin Avard on Facebook
- Kevin Avard on Twitter
- Kevin Avard on LinkedIn
- New Hampshire General Court
- Primary candidate list for 2014
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Avard for NH, "Meet Kevin Avard," accessed August 6, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2014 Filing Period," accessed August 6, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Results," accessed December 3, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Results," accessed May 15, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2012 General Election Results," accessed May 15, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed May 16, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 16, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed June 16, 2014
- Avard for NH, "Main page," accessed August 6, 2014
Peggy Gilmour (D)
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