New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 4

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 04
Current incumbentBrian S. Gallagher Republican Party
Dennis Fields Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's fourth Belknap state house district is represented by Republican Representative Brian S. Gallagher and Republican Representative Dennis Fields.

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 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 Ian Raymond and Jane Alden were unopposed in Democratic primary, while incumbent Dennis Fields and Brian S. Gallagher defeated Richard Brothers in the Republican primary. Raymond, Alden, Fields and Gallagher all faced off in the general election.[6] Both Republicans were victorious over the Democrats in the general election, with Gallagher and incumbent Fields defeating Alden and incumbent Raymond[7]

New Hampshire House of Representatives Belknap 4 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian S. Gallagher 27.5% 1,279
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Fields Incumbent 25.8% 1,198
     Democratic Ian Raymond Incumbent 23.8% 1,103
     Democratic Jane Alden 22.4% 1,042
     NA Scatter 0.5% 21
Total Votes 4,643


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Belknap 4 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Gallagher 42.4% 441
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Fields Incumbent 32.2% 335
Richard Brothers 25.4% 264
Total Votes 1,040

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. Ian Raymond (D) and incumbent Dennis Fields (R) defeated Jane Alden (D) and Timothy Lang, Sr. (R) in the general election on November 6. Two candidates, including incumbent Dennis Fields, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary. Two candidates advanced past the September 11 Democratic primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Belknap 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Fields Incumbent 27.3% 1,686
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngIan Raymond 25.4% 1,569
     Democratic Jane Alden 24.9% 1,536
     Republican Timothy Lang, Sr. 22.4% 1,379
Total Votes 6,170
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Belknap 4 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngIan Raymond 44.5% 343
Green check mark transparent.pngJane Alden 32.9% 253
Stanley H. Robinson 22.6% 174
Total Votes 770

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 4 have raised a total of $5,241. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $90 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 4
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 9 $0
2010 $1,481 12 $123
2008 $655 10 $66
2006 $0 12 $0
2004 $3,105 15 $207
Total $5,241 58 $90

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