New Hampshire House of Representatives District Grafton 12

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Grafton 12
Current incumbentBeatriz Pastor Democratic Party
Sharon Nordgren Democratic Party
Patricia Higgins Democratic Party
Bernard Benn Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's twelfth Grafton state house district is represented by Beatriz Pastor (D), Sharon Nordgren (D), Patricia Higgins (D) and Bernard Benn (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. Incumbent Patricia Higgins, incumbent Sharon Nordgren, Martha Hennessey and Chris Brown are unopposed in the Democratic 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. Incumbent Beatriz Pastor (D), incumbent Sharon Nordgren (D), Patricia Higgins (D) and incumbent Bernard Benn (D) were unopposed in both the general election and Democratic primary.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Grafton 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Higgins 25.3% 5,326
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Nordgren Incumbent 25% 5,262
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBernard Benn Incumbent 24.9% 5,245
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBeatriz Pastor Incumbent 24.8% 5,217
Total Votes 21,050

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Grafton 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 Grafton 12
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 4 $0
Total $0 4 $0

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