New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 16

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 16
Current incumbentBarbara Shaw Democratic Party
Victoria L. Sullivan Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's sixteenth Hillsborough state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Barbara Shaw and Republican Representative Victoria L. Sullivan.

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 David McCloskey and incumbent Barbara Shaw were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Steven A. Stefanik and Victoria L. Sullivan were unopposed in the Republican primary. McCloskey, Shaw, Stefanik and Sullivan faced off in the general election. Shaw finished in first, with Sullivan leading Stefanik by two votes for the second seat, setting up a mandatory recount.[6] Following the recount, Barbara Shaw and Victoria L. Sullivan were declared the victors, defeating David McCloskey and Steven A. Stefanik.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 16 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Shaw Incumbent 30.4% 1,382
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVictoria L. Sullivan 24.7% 1,125
     Republican Steven A. Stefanik 23.6% 1,074
     Democratic David McCloskey 21.3% 971
Total Votes 4,552

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 Barbara Shaw (D) and David McCloskey (D) defeated Robert E. Barry (R), Timothy R. Sawyer (R) and Steven A. Stefanik (I) in the general election. Shaw and McCloskey were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Barry and Sawyer defeated Donald J. Frye in the Republican primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Shaw Incumbent 32.6% 2,075
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid McCloskey 22.9% 1,457
     Republican Robert Barry 18.3% 1,165
     Republican Timothy Sawyer 16.2% 1,030
     Independent Steven Stefanik 10% 633
Total Votes 6,360

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 16 have raised a total of $3,798. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $127 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 16
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $0 7 $0
2010 $150 6 $25
2008 $574 7 $82
2006 $1,880 6 $313
2004 $1,194 4 $299
Total $3,798 30 $127
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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