New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 9

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 09
Current incumbentWilliam O'Neil Democratic Party
Linda DiSilvestro Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's ninth Hillsborough state house district is represented by Democratic Representative William O'Neil and Democratic Representative Linda DiSilvestro.

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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Incumbents Linda DiSilvestro and William O'Neil defeated Thomas Evans in the Democratic primary, while Win Hutchinson and Douglas Whitfield defeated Anthony Pugh in the Republican primary. O'Neil, DiSilvestro, Hutchinson and Whitfield will face off in the general election.[6]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam O'Neil Incumbent 44% 233
Green check mark transparent.pngLinda DiSilvestro Incumbent 40.6% 215
Thomas Evans 15.5% 82
Total Votes 530
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 9 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWin Hutchinson 51.3% 508
Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas Whitfield 31.1% 308
Anthony Pugh 17.7% 175
Total Votes 991

2013

See also: New Hampshire state legislative special elections, 2013

William J. O'Neil (D) won election in the 2013 special election for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 9. O'Neil defeated Win Hutchinson in the special election which took place on March 19, 2013.[7][8]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 9, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam J. O'Neil 53.3% 297
     Republican Win Hutchinson 46.7% 260
Total Votes 557

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 DiSilvestro (D) and Robert Thompson (D) defeated Win Hutchinson (R) and Mike Ball (R) in the general election. DiSilvestro and Thompson defeated Thomas Evans in the Democratic primary. Hutchinson and Ball defeated Douglas Whitfield in the Republican primary.[9][10][11]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda DiSilvestro 29.8% 2,276
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Thompson 26% 1,985
     Republican Win Hutchinson Incumbent 22.3% 1,706
     Republican Mike Ball Incumbent 21.9% 1,673
Total Votes 7,640
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLinda DiSilvestro 51.4% 464
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Thompson 26.1% 235
Thomas Evans 22.5% 203
Total Votes 902

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 9 have raised a total of $24,358. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $677 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 9
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 6 $0
2010 $7,349 7 $1,050
2008 $5,483 8 $685
2006 $0 9 $0
2004 $11,526 6 $1,921
Total $24,358 36 $677

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