New Hampshire House of Representatives District Carroll 5

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Carroll 05
Current incumbentBill Nelson Republican Party
Ed Comeau Republican Party
Lino Avellani Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's fifth Carroll state house district is represented by Bill Nelson (R), Ed Comeau (R) and Lino Avellani (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 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 Tom Lavender and Paul Turner were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Bill Nelson, Ed Comeau and Lino Avellani defeated Carolyn Carruth in the Republican primary. Craig Bona ran as an Independent candidate. Lavender, Turner, Comeau, Nelson, Avellani and Bona faced off in the general election.[6] All three Republicans were victorious in the general election, defeating the Independent and two Democrats. Comeau, Avellani, and incumbent Nelson defeated Turner, Bona and incumbent Lavender.[7]

New Hampshire House of Representatives Carroll 5 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Nelson Incumbent 24.1% 2,188
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLino Avellani 21.9% 1,987
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Comeau 19.7% 1,785
     Democratic Tom Lavender Incumbent 13.7% 1,244
     Democratic Paul Turner 12.7% 1,154
     Independent Craig Bona 7.8% 712
Total Votes 9,071


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Carroll 5 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Nelson Incumbent 33.7% 775
Lino Avellani 26.4% 607
Ed Comeau 23.5% 542
Carolyn Carruth 16.5% 379
Total Votes 2,303

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. Bill Nelson (R), incumbent Harry Merrow (R) and Tom Lavender (D) defeated J. Lisbeth Olimpio (R) in the general election on November 6. Three candidates, including incumbent Harry Merrow, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary. Lavender was unopposed in the September 11 Democratic primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Carroll 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHarry Merrow Incumbent 28.1% 2,837
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Nelson 26.7% 2,694
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Lavender 23.3% 2,353
     Republican Lisbeth Olimpio 21.9% 2,209
Total Votes 10,093

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Carroll 5 have raised a total of $8,283. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $377 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Carroll 5
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 4 $0
2010 $0 4 $0
2008 $4,868 4 $1,217
2006 $2,740 5 $548
2004 $675 5 $135
Total $8,283 22 $377

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