New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 43

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 43
Current incumbentKathleen Souza Republican Party
Eric Palangas Democratic Party
Jeremy Dobson Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's forty-third Hillsborough state house district is represented by Kathleen Souza (R), Eric Palangas (D) and Jeremy Dobson (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 will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Five candidates will face off in the Democratic primary, while three candidates are unopposed in the Republican primary. A full list of candidates running in this district can be found here.[6]

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 Souza (R), Eric Palangas (D) and Jeremy Dobson (D) defeated Ernesto A. Pinder (D) and Roy Shoults (R) in the general election. All candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeremy Dobson 19.2% 6,048
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Palangas 18.7% 5,919
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Souza Incumbent 17.7% 5,599
     Democratic Ernesto Pinder 16.2% 5,106
     Republican Tim Prescott 15.1% 4,761
     Republican Roy Shoults 13.1% 4,138
Total Votes 31,571

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 43 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 43
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $0 6 $0
Total $0 6 $0
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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