New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 36

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 36
Current incumbentMichael O'Brien Democratic Party
Martin Jack Democratic Party
Linda Harriott-Gathright Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's thirty-sixth Hillsborough state house district is represented by Michael O'Brien (D), Martin Jack (D) and Linda Harriott-Gathright (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 Linda Harriott-Gathright, incumbent Martin Jack and incumbent Michael O'Brien were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Willard L. Brown, Joseph Krasucki and Bill Ohm defeated Barbie Mahoney and Paul Pakenham in the Republican primary. Harriott-Gathright, Jack, O'Brien, Brown, Krasucki and Ohm faced off in the general election.[6] Ohm, incumbent Jack, and incumbent O'Brien defeated Krasucki, Brown, and incumbent Harriott-Gathright in the general election.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 36 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Ohm 18.2% 1,532
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael O'Brien Incumbent 18% 1,509
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Jack Incumbent 16.8% 1,415
     Republican Joseph F. Krasucki 15.9% 1,333
     Democratic Linda Harriott-Gathright Incumbent 15.8% 1,330
     Republican Will Brown 15.1% 1,272
     NA Scatter 0.1% 11
Total Votes 8,402


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 36 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Ohm 34.4% 394
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Krasucki 21.1% 242
Green check mark transparent.pngWill Brown 18.8% 216
Barbie Mahoney 14.8% 170
Paul Pakenham 10.9% 125
Total Votes 1,147

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. Michael O'Brien (D), Martin Jack (D) and Linda Harriott-Gathright (D) defeated Willard L. Brown (R), incumbent Bill Ohm (R) and incumbent David Robbins (R) in the general election. All three Democratic candidates advanced past the September 11 Democratic primary. All three Republican candidates advanced past the September 11 Republican primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael O'Brien 19.8% 2,352
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Harriott-Gathright 17.4% 2,075
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Jack 17.3% 2,063
     Republican Bill Ohm Incumbent 16.8% 2,002
     Republican David Robbins Incumbent 14.6% 1,744
     Republican Willard Brown 14% 1,671
Total Votes 11,907

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 36 have raised a total of $552. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $92 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 36
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $552 6 $92
Total $552 6 $92

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