New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 20

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 20
Current incumbentFrank Byron Republican Party
Ralph Boehm Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's twentieth Hillsborough state house district is represented by Republican Representative Frank Byron and Republican Representative Ralph Boehm.

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. Incumbent Ralph Boehm and incumbent Frank Byron defeated Paul Marquis in the Republican primary. Boehm and Byron are unchallenged in the general election.[6]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 20 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Boehm Incumbent 37.4% 452
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Byron Incumbent 37.2% 450
Paul Marquis 25.4% 307
Total Votes 1,209

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. Frank Byron (R) and incumbent Ralph Boehm (R) defeated Mary C. Welch (D) and Valerie S. Hardy (D) in the general election. Byron and Boehm defeated Laura Gandia in the Republican primary. Welch and Hardy were unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Byron 32.3% 2,563
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Boehm Incumbent 27.3% 2,165
     Democratic Mary Welch 20.5% 1,628
     Democratic Valerie Hardy 19.8% 1,567
Total Votes 7,923
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 20 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Boehm Incumbent 34.3% 409
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Byron 33.1% 395
Laura Gandia Incumbent 32.7% 390
Total Votes 1,194

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 20 have raised a total of $5,606. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $187 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 20
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 8 $0
2010 $644 5 $129
2008 $617 5 $123
2006 $2,588 6 $431
2004 $1,757 6 $293
Total $5,606 30 $187

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