New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 19

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 19
Current incumbentDick Marston Republican Party
Bob Backus Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's nineteenth Hillsborough state house district is represented by Republican Representative Dick Marston and Democratic Representative Bob Backus.

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 Bob Backus is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Dick Marston and Sonya Broulidakis are unopposed in the Republican 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. Dick Marston (R) and Bob Backus (D) defeated incumbent Carlos Gonzalez (R) and Zane Knoy (D) in the general election. Marston and Gonzalez defeated Carlo V. Feoli in the Republican primary. Backus and Knoy were unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7] [8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Backus 28.8% 1,801
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDick Marston 24.3% 1,518
     Republican Carlos Gonzalez Incumbent 23.8% 1,484
     Democratic Zane Knoy 23.1% 1,441
Total Votes 6,244
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 19 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarlos Gonzalez Incumbent 42.8% 338
Green check mark transparent.pngDick Marston 36.4% 287
Carlo V. Feoli 20.8% 164
Total Votes 789

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 19 have raised a total of $31,393. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $374 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 19
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 11 $0
2010 $9,419 20 $471
2008 $2,209 18 $123
2006 $8,047 16 $503
2004 $11,718 19 $617
Total $31,393 84 $374

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