New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 11

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 11
Current incumbentRobert Walsh Democratic Party
Elizabeth Edwards Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's eleventh Hillsborough state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Robert Walsh and Democratic Representative Elizabeth Edwards.

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 Robert Walsh and Elizabeth Edwards defeated Kim Levasseur in the Democratic primary, while S. Daniel Mattingly was unopposed in the Republican primary. Walsh, Edwards, Mattingly and write-in candidate Craig Donais (R) faced off in the general election.[6] Edwards and incumbent Walsh defeated Mattingly and Donais in the general election.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 11 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Edwards 30.4% 1,030
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Walsh Incumbent 28.5% 965
     Republican S. Daniel Mattingly 21.2% 716
     Republican Craig Donais 19.5% 661
     NA Scatter 0.4% 13
Total Votes 3,385


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Edwards 41.6% 152
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Walsh 34.2% 125
Kim Levasseur 24.1% 88
Total Votes 365

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. Robert Walsh (D) and incumbent Nickolas Levasseur (D) defeated Thomas Martin (R) and John J. Callahan, III (R) in the general election. Levasseur and Walsh were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Martin and Callahan defeated Shuvom Ghose in the Republican primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNick Levasseur Incumbent 32.3% 1,732
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Walsh 30.8% 1,654
     Republican Thomas Martin 19.2% 1,030
     Republican John J. Callahan III 17.7% 948
Total Votes 5,364

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 11 have raised a total of $13,824. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $395 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 11
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 7 $0
2010 $7,386 7 $1,055
2008 $6,038 7 $863
2006 $0 7 $0
2004 $400 7 $57
Total $13,824 35 $395

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