New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 1

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 01
Current incumbentGilman Shattuck Democratic Party
Marjorie Porter Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's first Hillsborough state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Gilman Shattuck and Democratic Representative Marjorie Porter.

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. Incumbents Marjorie Porter and Gilman Shattuck were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Robert Fredette and Charles McMurrer were unopposed in the Republican primary. Porter, Shattuck, Fredette and McMurrer faced off in the general election.[6] The two incumbents, Porter and Shattuck, defeated Fredette and McMurrer in the general election.[7]

New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 1 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarjorie Porter Incumbent 26.8% 1,479
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGilman Shattuck Incumbent 25.8% 1,425
     Republican Robert Fredette 24.4% 1,348
     Republican Charles McMurrer 22.9% 1,261
     NA Scatter 0.1% 3
Total Votes 5,516

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. Gilman Shattuck (D) and incumbent Marjorie Porter (D) defeated incumbent Robert Fredette (R) and incumbent Holly Mecheski (R) in the general election. Shattuck and Porter were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Fredette and Mecheski defeated Louis Mayfield in the Republican primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarjorie Porter Incumbent 29.5% 2,224
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGilman Shattuck 26.7% 2,015
     Republican Robert Fredette Incumbent 22.1% 1,668
     Republican Holly Mecheski Incumbent 21.8% 1,643
Total Votes 7,550

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 1 have raised a total of $29,314. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $1,047 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 1
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 5 $0
2010 $4,565 6 $761
2008 $10,335 6 $1,723
2006 $6,947 5 $1,389
2004 $7,467 6 $1,245
Total $29,314 28 $1,047

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