Mary Jane Wallner

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Mary Jane Wallner
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 10
Incumbent
In office
1980 - present
Term ends
December 6, 2016
Years in position 34
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1980
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionChild care agency director
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mary Jane Wallner (b. October 25, 1946) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Merrimack 10. She was first elected to the chamber in 1980. She served as Majority Leader in the 2009-2010 session.

Biography

Wallner attended Wheelock College in Boston and earned her B.S. in Child Development from the University of New Hampshire. Her professional experience includes working as a director at Child Care Agency.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Chair
Finance - Division III

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wallner served on the following committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011
Legislative Administration
Rules

Issues

Debt negotiations

Wallner was one of the members of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,[2] the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011, to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.

TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," allowing states to tax online retailers.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives 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 Mary Jane Wallner, incumbent Mel Myler and George A. Langwasser were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Barbara Mitera was unopposed in the Republican primary. David Luneau ran as an Independent candidate. Wallner, Myler, Langwasser, Mitera and Luneau faced off in the general election.[4] Luneau, incumbent Wallner, and incumbent Myler defeated Langwasser and Mitera in the general election.[5]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Merrimack 10 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Jane Wallner Incumbent 24.4% 2,653
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMel Myler Incumbent 22.9% 2,489
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Luneau 21.1% 2,293
     Democratic George A. Langwasser 16.8% 1,829
     Republican Barbara Mitera 14.5% 1,574
     NA Scatter 0.2% 21
Total Votes 10,859

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wallner won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 10. Wallner was unopposed in the September 11 primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Richardson Incumbent 23.5% 3,789
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Jane Wallner Incumbent 22.1% 3,559
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMel Myler 20.4% 3,294
     Republican Richard Kennedy 12.8% 2,070
     Republican Debra Johnson 11.5% 1,850
     Republican Frank Rosano 9.7% 1,572
Total Votes 16,134

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Wallner won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 12 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Jane Wallner (D) 2,526
Green check mark transparent.png Harold Rice (D) 2,499
Green check mark transparent.png Helen Deloge (D) 2,412
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Watrous (D) 2,266
Pamela Ean (R) 1,577
John Kalb (R) 1,408
Garret Ean (R) 1,395
Seth Hipple (R) 1,237

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Wallner won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives by finishing as the first-place candidate in the election for Merrimack 12, which sends four representatives to the New Hampshire House. Wallner received 3,670 votes. Other winners from Merrimack 12 were Harold Rice (D) with 3,482 votes, Jessie Osborne with 3,310 votes, and Rick Watrous (D) with 3,010 votes. The losing candidates in the race were John Kalb (R) with 1,924 votes, Pamela Ean (R) with 1,734 votes, Travis Ingram (R) with 1,562 votes, Garret Ean (R) with 1,462 votes, and Elizabeth Hager (write-in) with 591 votes. Additionally, 13 votes went to "others," presumably write-in candidates.[11]

Wallner raised $550 for her campaign in 2008. Other candidates in the District 12 race (with data available) raised the following amounts: Rice ($283), Osborne ($1,450), Watrous ($639), Kalb ($15,170), and P. Ean ($1,252).[12]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 12
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Jane Wallner (D) 3,670
Green check mark transparent.png Harold Rice (D) 3,482
Green check mark transparent.png Jessie Osborne (D) 3,310
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Watrous (D) 3,010
John Kalb (R) 1,924
Pamela Ean (R) 1,734
Travis Ingram (R) 1,562
Garret Ean (R) 1,442
Elizabeth Hager (write-in) 591
Others 13

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wallner is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Wallner raised a total of $4,080 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 24, 2013.[13]

Mary Jane Wallner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 10 Won $0
2010 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 12 Won $1,000
2008 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 12 Won $500
2006 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 12 Won $800
2004 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 12 Won $1,000
2002 New Hampshire House, District 40 Won $0
2000 New Hampshire House, District 24 Won $0
1998 New Hampshire House, District 24 Won $780
Grand Total Raised $4,080

2012

Wallner won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wallner raised a total of $0.
New Hampshire House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mary Jane Wallner's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Wallner was up for re-election, she collected $1,000 in donations.[14]

2008

In 2008, Wallner collected $550 in donations.[15] Her three largest contributors were as follows:

Donor Amount
New Hampshire Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons $250
New Hampshire Medical Society $250
Carol Estes $50

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.

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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.

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  • 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

Wallner and her husband, Nicholas, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack District 12
1980–2012
Succeeded by
Paul Henle (D)