New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 2

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 02
Current incumbentColette Worsman Republican Party
Herb Vadney Republican Party
Bob Greemore Republican Party
Lisa DiMartino Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's second Belknap state house district is represented by Colette Worsman (R), Herb Vadney (R), Bob Greemore (R) and Lisa DiMartino (D).

New Hampshire state representatives represent an average of 3,291 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 3,089 residents.[2]

About the office

Members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. New Hampshire legislators assume office the month after elections (December).

Qualifications

Article 14 of Part 2 of the New Hampshire Constitution states, "Every member of the house of representatives shall be chosen by ballot; and, for two years, at least, next preceding his election shall have been an inhabitant of this state; shall be, at the time of his election, an inhabitant of the town, ward, place, or district he may be chosen to represent and shall cease to represent such town, ward, place, or district immediately on his ceasing to be qualified as aforesaid."

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the New Hampshire General Court are paid $200/two-year term. There is no per diem.[3]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. It's up to the Governor to call for an election and to set an election date as soon as possible. There are no deadlines set by the state constitution on special elections.[4][5]

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Four candidates are unopposed in the Democratic primary, while six candidates will face off in the Republican primary. A full list of candidates running in this district can be found here.[6]

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 11, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 15, 2012. Incumbent Colette Worsman (R), Herb Vadney (R), incumbent Bob Greemore (R) and Lisa DiMartino won election to the House in the general election on November 6. Four candidates, including incumbents Colette Worsman and Bob Greemore, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary. Four candidates advanced past the September 11 Democratic primary.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Belknap 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCollette Worsman Incumbent 12.7% 3,517
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLisa DiMartino 12.6% 3,490
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHerb Vadney 12.3% 3,410
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Greemore, Jr. Incumbent 12.3% 3,391
     Republican Kevin Leandro 12.2% 3,385
     Democratic Kate Miller 12.1% 3,351
     Democratic William Johnson 11.6% 3,215
     Democratic Sandra Mucci 10.8% 2,982
     Independent John T. O'Brien 3.4% 927
Total Votes 27,668

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 2 have raised a total of $7,306. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $332 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 2
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $0 2 $0
2010 $2,675 5 $535
2008 $4,631 4 $1,158
2006 $0 7 $0
2004 $0 4 $0
Total $7,306 22 $332
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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