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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Cheshire 1

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Cheshire 01
Current incumbentLucy McVitty Weber Democratic Party
Tara Sad Democratic Party
William Butynski Democratic Party
Paul Berch Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's first Cheshire state house district is represented by Lucy McVitty Weber (D), Tara Sad (D), William Butynski (D) and Paul Berch (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, 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 Lucy McVitty Weber (D), incumbent Tara Sad (D), incumbent William Butynski (D) and Paul Berch (D) won election to the House in the general election on November 6. Four candidates, including including incumbents Lucy McVitty Weber, Tara Sad and William Butynski, advanced past the September 11 Democratic primary. Four candidates, including incumbents Robert Moore and Edwin Smith, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Cheshire 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Butynski Incumbent 15.3% 3,771
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLucy McVitty Weber Incumbent 14.9% 3,658
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTara Sad Incumbent 14.8% 3,645
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Berch 14.1% 3,464
     Republican Edwin Smith Incumbent 10.3% 2,535
     Republican Whitney Aldrich 9.8% 2,419
     Republican Robert Moore Incumbent 9.8% 2,408
     Republican Elaine Levlocke 9.4% 2,304
     Independent Russell Kotfila 1.6% 400
Total Votes 24,604

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Cheshire 1 have raised a total of $2,589. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $129 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Cheshire 1
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $0 9 $0
2010 $1,824 3 $608
2008 $455 3 $152
2006 $310 2 $155
2004 $0 3 $0
Total $2,589 20 $129
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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