New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 29

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 29
Current incumbentDonald McClarren Republican Party
Peggy McCarthy Republican Party
Suzanne Harvey Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's twenty-ninth Hillsborough state house district is represented by Donald McClarren (R), Peggy McCarthy (R) and Suzanne Harvey (D).

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 Suzanne Vail, Suzanne Harvey and Ward T. Shaff were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Donald McClarren, Peggy McCarthy and Kenneth E. Ziehm, II were unopposed in the Republican primary. Vail, Harvey, Shaff, McClarren, McCarthy and Ziehm faced off in the general election.[6] The contest saw two Republicans and one Democrat victorious. Incumbent Vail lost her seat, defeated by Harvey (D), McCarthy (R), and McClarren (R). Shaff and Ziehm were also defeated.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 29 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Harvey 18.7% 1,503
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy McCarthy 18.6% 1,493
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonald B. McClarren 16.7% 1,343
     Republican Kenneth E. Ziehm, II 16.4% 1,317
     Democratic Suzanne Mercier Vail Incumbent 15.6% 1,259
     Democratic Ward T. Shaff 13.9% 1,122
     NA Scatter 0.1% 8
Total Votes 8,045

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. Suzanne Vail (D), incumbent Michael McCarthy (R) and Paul Hackel (D) defeated Ward T. Shaff (D), incumbent Michael Balboni (R) and incumbent Donald McClarren in the general election. All three Democratic candidates advanced past the September 11 Democratic primary. Three candidates, including incumbents Michael McCarthy, Michael Balboni and Donald McClarren, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Hackel 18.9% 2,189
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Mercier Vail 18.8% 2,168
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael McCarthy Incumbent 17.6% 2,035
     Democratic Ward Shaff 15.3% 1,768
     Republican Michael Balboni Incumbent 14.9% 1,720
     Republican Donald McClarren Incumbent 14.5% 1,676
Total Votes 11,556
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 29 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael McCarthy Incumbent 28.7% 317
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Balboni Incumbent 26% 288
Green check mark transparent.pngDonald McClarren Incumbent 24.1% 267
Kenneth Ziehm II 21.2% 234
Total Votes 1,106

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 29 have raised a total of $0. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $0 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 29
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 7 $0
Total $0 7 $0

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