New Hampshire House of Representatives District Cheshire 12

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Cheshire 12
Current incumbentAlfred Lerandeau Democratic Party
Jane Johnson Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's twelfth Cheshire state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Alfred Lerandeau and Republican Representative Jane Johnson.

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. F. Barrett Faulkner and Ben Tilton are unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jim McConnell and Richard Sainsbury are unopposed in the Republican primary.[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. Incumbents Alfred Lerandeau (D) and Jane Johnson (R) defeated F. Barrett Faulkner (D) and Douglas Bersaw (R) in the general election. Lerandeau and Faulkner were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Johnson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bersaw was added to the ballot after the primary elections.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Cheshire 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGus Lerandeau Incumbent 29.4% 2,145
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJane Johnson Incumbent 26.2% 1,915
     Democratic Barrett Faulkner 25.8% 1,886
     Republican Douglas Bersaw 18.5% 1,352
Total Votes 7,298

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Cheshire 12 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 Cheshire 12
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $0 4 $0
Total $0 4 $0
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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