New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 27

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 27
Current incumbentCarolyn Gargasz Republican Party
Jim Belanger Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's twenty-seventh Hillsborough state house district is represented by Republican Representative Carolyn Gargasz and Republican Representative Jim Belanger.

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. Robert Bettilyon and Kat McGhee were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jim Belanger and incumbent Carolyn Gargasz defeated Matthew Kozsan and Stephen Prescott in the Republican primary. Bettilyon, McGhee, Belanger and Gargasz faced off in the general election.[6] Incumbents Belanger and Gargasz defeated challengers Bettilyon and McGhee in the general election.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 27 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Belanger Incumbent 34.1% 2,423
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Gargasz Incumbent 31.5% 2,235
     Democratic Kat McGhee 19.9% 1,413
     Democratic Robert Bettilyon 14.4% 1,020
     NA Scatter 0.1% 8
Total Votes 7,099


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 27 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Belanger 46.3% 777
Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Gargasz 28.8% 484
Matthew Kozsan 13.3% 223
Stephen Prescott 11.7% 196
Total Votes 1,680

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. Incumbents Carolyn Gargasz (R) and Jim Belanger (R) defeated Sara Backer (D) and Kat McGhee (D) in the general election. All four candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Belanger Incumbent 31.6% 2,827
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Gargasz Incumbent 30.4% 2,725
     Democratic Kat McGhee 21.3% 1,905
     Democratic Sara Backer 16.7% 1,494
Total Votes 8,951

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 27 have raised a total of $45,884. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $350 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 27
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 16 $0
2010 $12,588 26 $484
2008 $13,394 30 $446
2006 $13,254 30 $442
2004 $6,648 29 $229
Total $45,884 131 $350

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