New Hampshire House of Representatives District Cheshire 3

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Cheshire 03
Current incumbentDaniel Eaton Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's third Cheshire state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Daniel Eaton.

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 Daniel Eaton was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ruth Ward was unopposed in the Republican primary. Eaton and Ward faced off in the general election.[6] Incumbent Eaton defeated Ward int he general election, and was re-elected for another term.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Cheshire 3 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Eaton Incumbent 54% 788
     Republican Ruth Ward 46% 672
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. Daniel Eaton (D) defeated Ruth Ward (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Cheshire 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Adams Eaton 53.1% 1,013
     Republican Ruth Ward 46.9% 896
Total Votes 1,909

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Cheshire 3 have raised a total of $7,649. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $137 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Cheshire 3
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 5 $0
2010 $1,250 14 $89
2008 $1,367 14 $98
2006 $1,732 10 $173
2004 $3,300 13 $254
Total $7,649 56 $137

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