New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 26

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 26
Current incumbentChristopher R. Adams Republican Party
Jack Flanagan Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's twenty-sixth Hillsborough state house district is represented by Republican Representative Christopher R. Adams and Republican Representative Jack Flanagan.

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 Melanie Levesque and Gale Taylor were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jack Flanagan and Christopher R. Adams were unopposed in the Republican primary. Levesque, Taylor, Flanagan and Adams faced off in the general election,[6] with the two Republicans coming out victorious. Adams and incumbent Flanagan defeated Taylor and incumbent Levesque in the general election.[7]

New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 26 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Flanagan Incumbent 29.1% 1,509
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher R. Adams 26.8% 1,389
     Democratic Melanie Levesque Incumbent 24.2% 1,254
     Democratic Gale Taylor 19.5% 1,011
     NA Scatter 0.3% 14
Total Votes 5,177

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. Melanie Levesque (D) and incumbent Jack Flanagan (R) defeated Brian Rater (D), Valerie A. Ogden (R) and Betty B. Hall (I) in the general election. Levesque and Rater were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Ogden and Flanagan were unopposed in the Republican primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Flanagan Incumbent 24.6% 1,606
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelanie Levesque 24.4% 1,596
     Republican Valerie Ogden 24.1% 1,578
     Democratic Brian Rater 16.1% 1,054
     Independent Betty Hall 10.8% 704
Total Votes 6,538

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 26 have raised a total of $60,359. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $635 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 26
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $2,145 13 $165
2010 $13,432 21 $640
2008 $14,480 20 $724
2006 $17,540 20 $877
2004 $12,762 21 $608
Total $60,359 95 $635
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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