New Hampshire House of Representatives District Grafton 1

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Grafton 01
Current incumbentLinda Massimilla Democratic Party
Erin Tapper Hennessey Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's first Grafton state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Linda Massimilla and Republican Representative Erin Tapper Hennessey.

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 Linda Massimilla and Donna Devlin were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Erin Tapper Hennessey was unopposed in the Republican primary. Anthony F. Ilacqua (R) was removed from the ballot following his death. Massimilla , Devlin, write-in candidate Kevin Hastings (R) and Hennessey faced off in the general election.[6] Incumbent Massimilla and Hennessey defeated Devlin and Hastings in the general election.[7]

New Hampshire House of Representatives Grafton 1 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErin Tapper Hennessey 27.4% 1,483
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Massimilla Incumbent 24.6% 1,330
     Republican Kevin Hastings 24.2% 1,307
     Democratic Donna Devlin 23.8% 1,285
     NA Scatter 0% 2
Total Votes 5,407

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. Linda Massimilla (D) and Ralph Doolan (R) defeated incumbent Lyle Bulis (R) in the general election. Massimilla was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Doolan and Bulis were unopposed in the Republican primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Grafton 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Massimilla 40.4% 2,255
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Doolan 29.8% 1,662
     Republican Lyle Bulis Incumbent 29.7% 1,658
Total Votes 5,575

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Grafton 1 have raised a total of $15,265. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $803 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Grafton 1
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 3 $0
2010 $0 3 $0
2008 $830 3 $277
2006 $9,306 5 $1,861
2004 $5,129 5 $1,026
Total $15,265 19 $803

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