New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 3

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 03
Current incumbentFranklin Tilton Republican Party
Robert Luther Republican Party
David Huot Democratic Party
Donald Flanders Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's third Belknap state house district is represented by Franklin Tilton (R), Robert Luther (R), David Huot (D) and Donald Flanders (R).

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. Three candidates are unopposed in the Democratic primary, and four candidates are unopposed 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 Franklin Tilton (R), incumbent Robert Luther (R), David Huot (D) and incumbent Donald Flanders (R) won election to the House in the general election on November 6. Four candidates, including incumbents Franklin Tilton, Robert Luther, Donald Flanders and Robert Kingsbury, 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 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Huot 14.5% 3,678
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Tilton Incumbent 14.3% 3,621
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Flanders Incumbent 14.2% 3,597
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Luther Incumbent 12.5% 3,153
     Republican Robert Kingsbury Incumbent 11.9% 3,002
     Democratic Chad Vaillancourt 11.6% 2,948
     Democratic Charles F. Smith 10.8% 2,731
     Democratic Robert Fisher 10.2% 2,592
Total Votes 25,322
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Belknap 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Tilton Incumbent 24.3% 1,087
Green check mark transparent.pngDon Flanders Incumbent 23.4% 1,045
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Luther Incumbent 18.7% 838
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Kingsbury Incumbent 18.5% 830
Kenneth Deshaies 15.1% 675
Total Votes 4,475

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 3 have raised a total of $2,261. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $78 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 3
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 11 $0
2010 $2,061 5 $412
2008 $125 4 $31
2006 $0 4 $0
2004 $75 5 $15
Total $2,261 29 $78

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