Melanie Levesque

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Melanie Levesque
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 26
Former member
In office
December 5, 2012 - 2014
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 5
2006 - 2010
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Melanie Ann Levesque (b. May 20, 1957) is a former Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough 26 from 2012 to 2014.

Levesque served in the House previously, representing Hillsborough 5 from 2006 to 2010.

Biography

Levesque earned her A.A. from New Hampshire Vocational-Technical College, B.S. from Daniel Webster College, and M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University. Her professional experience includes working as president of TCS of American Enterprises, LLC; quality manager; program manager; sales training; and manager.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Election Law

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Levesque served on the following committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2009
Election Law

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 Melanie Levesque and Gale Taylor were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jack Flanagan and Christopher R. Adams were unopposed in the Republican primary. Levesque, Taylor, Flanagan and Adams faced off in the general election,[2] with the two Republicans coming out victorious. Adams and incumbent Flanagan defeated Taylor and incumbent Levesque in the general election.[3]

New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 26 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Flanagan Incumbent 29.1% 1,509
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher R. Adams 26.8% 1,389
     Democratic Melanie Levesque Incumbent 24.2% 1,254
     Democratic Gale Taylor 19.5% 1,011
     NA Scatter 0.3% 14
Total Votes 5,177

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Levesque won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 26. Levesque was unopposed in the September 11 primary and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Flanagan Incumbent 24.6% 1,606
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelanie Levesque 24.4% 1,596
     Republican Valerie Ogden 24.1% 1,578
     Democratic Brian Rater 16.1% 1,054
     Independent Betty Hall 10.8% 704
Total Votes 6,538

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

Levesque failed to advance past the November 2, 2010, general election.

Levesque advanced past the September 14 primary election. She faced Brian Rater (D), incumbent Richard Drisko (R), incumbent Carolyn Gargasz (R), John Dunn (D), Georjean Shrager (D), Jim Belanger (R), and Jack Flanagan (R) in the November 2 general election.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 5 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Belanger (R) 3,832
Green check mark transparent.png Carolyn Gargasz (R) 3,533
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Drisko (R) 3,380
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Flanagan (R) 3,159
Melanie Levesque (D) 2,457
Brian Rater (D) 1,405
John Dunn (D) 1,341
Georjean Shrager (D) 1,146

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Levesque was re-elected by finishing fourth in the Hillsborough 5 District of the New Hampshire House of Representatives taking one of the four potential seats there. Levesque finished fourth to Carolyn Gargasz (4,592), Richard Drisko (4,573), and Donald Ryder (4,124). She was followed by Matthew Jacobs (3,768), Linda Avard (2,519), Art Sweed (2,505), and Stephanie Ashbaugh (2,485).[6] Levesque raised $1,590 for her campaign funds.[7]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 5
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carolyn Gargasz (R) 4,592
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Drisko (R) 4,573
Green check mark transparent.png Donald Ryder (R) 4,124
Green check mark transparent.png Melanie Levesque (D) 3,897
Matthew Jacobs (R) 3,768
Linda Avard (D) 2,519
Art Sweed (D) 2,505
Stephanie Ashbaugh (D) 2,485

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Levesque is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Levesque raised a total of $4,931 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[8]

Melanie Levesque's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 26 Won $0
2010 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 5 Defeated $1,811
2008 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 5 Won $1,590
2006 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 5 Won $1,530
Grand Total Raised $4,931

2012

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

2010

Levesque lost the election for the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Levesque raised a total of $1,811.

2008

Levesque won re-election to the New Hampshire House of in 2008. During that election cycle, Levesque raised a total of $1,590.

2006

Levesque won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Levesque raised a total of $1,530.

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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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Personal

Levesque and her husband, Scott, have one child.[1]

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