New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 21

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 21
Current incumbentKathleen Stroud Republican Party
Phil Straight Republican Party
Lenette Peterson Republican Party
Tony Pellegrino Republican Party
Jeanine Notter Republican Party
Dick Hinch Republican Party
Brenda Grady Democratic Party
Dick Barry Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's twenty-first Hillsborough state house district is represented by Kathleen Stroud (R), Phil Straight (R), Lenette Peterson (R), Tony Pellegrino (R), Jeanine Notter (R), Dick Hinch (R), Brenda Grady (D) and Dick Barry (R).

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. Eight candidates were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while nine candidates faced off in the Republican primary. A full list of candidates running in the general election can be found here.[6]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 21 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDick Hinch Incumbent 12.7% 1,368
Green check mark transparent.pngJeanine Notter Incumbent 13.7% 1,465
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Christensen 13.6% 1,455
Green check mark transparent.pngTony Pellegrino Incumbent 13.5% 1,444
Green check mark transparent.pngDick Barry Incumbent 12.7% 1,368
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Straight Incumbent 11.7% 1,259
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Balcom 11.5% 1,232
Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Moore 10.6% 1,139
Total Votes 10,730

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 Kathleen Stroud (R), Phil Straight (R), incumbent Tony Pellegrino (R), incumbent Lenette Peterson (R), incumbent Jeanine Notter (R), incumbent Dick Hinch (R), Brenda Grady (D) and incumbent Dick Barry (R) won election to the House in the general election on November 6. All eight Democratic candidates advanced past the September 11 Democratic primary. Eight candidates, including incumbents Kathleen Stroud, Tony Pellegrino, Lenette Peterson, Jeanine Notter, Dick Hinch and Dick Barry, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 21 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDick Hinch Incumbent 12.8% 1,593
Green check mark transparent.pngTony Pellegrino Incumbent 12.3% 1,533
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Barry Incumbent 11.7% 1,449
Green check mark transparent.pngLenette Peterson Incumbent 11.5% 1,433
Green check mark transparent.pngJeanine Notter Incumbent 11.4% 1,420
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Straight 10.2% 1,267
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Thomas Incumbent 9.2% 1,145
Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Stroud Incumbent 8.4% 1,045
Daniel Oberlander 7.3% 904
Tracy Alan Coyer 5.2% 643
Total Votes 12,432

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 21 have raised a total of $11,053. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $246 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 21
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 21 $0
2010 $3,943 6 $657
2008 $470 6 $78
2006 $3,265 6 $544
2004 $3,375 6 $563
Total $11,053 45 $246

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