New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 8

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 08
Current incumbentRaymond Howard Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's eighth Belknap state house district is represented by Republican Representative Raymond Howard.

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. Raymond Howard defeated Elaine Swinford in the Republican primary. Peter Bolster ran as an Independent candidate. Howard and Bolster faced off in the general election.[6] Republican Howard defeated Bolster in the general election, and was elected to the seat.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Belknap 8 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRaymond Howard 59.2% 2,954
     Independent Peter Bolster 40.6% 2,025
     NA Scatter 0.2% 8
Total Votes 4,987


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Belknap 8 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRaymond Howard 56.1% 819
Elaine Swinford 43.9% 641
Total Votes 1,460

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. Jane Cormier (R) defeated Roberta Smith (D) in the general election on November 6. Cormier defeated incumbent Peter Bolster in the September 11 Republican primary. Smith was unopposed in the September 11 Democratic primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Belknap 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJane Cormier 60.1% 4,341
     Democratic Roberta Smith 39.9% 2,881
Total Votes 7,222
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Belknap 8 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJane Cormier 67.5% 1,194
Peter Bolster Incumbent 32.5% 574
Total Votes 1,768

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 8 have raised a total of $0. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $0 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 8
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 3 $0
Total $0 3 $0

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