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
Benjamin Baroody Democratic Party
Christopher J. Herbert Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's forty-third Hillsborough state house district is represented by Kathleen Souza (R), Benjamin Baroody (D) and Christopher J. Herbert (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. Five candidates faced off in the Democratic primary, while three candidates were unopposed in the Republican primary.[6]

The general election was contested by three Democrats and three Republicans. The Democrats were Benjamin C. Baroody, Christopher J. Herbert, and incumbent Tim O'Flaherty. The Republicans participants were Timothy Prescott, Richard Olson, and incumbent Kathleen Souza. A mandatory recount took place on Friday, November 14, 2014 due to the closeness of the votes for the general election.[7] Following the recount, Souza, Baroody, and Herbert were declared victors over O'Flaherty, Olson, and Prescott.[8]


New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 43, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Souza Incumbent 18.5% 3,987
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBenjamin C. Baroody 17.5% 3,759
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher J. Herbert 17% 3,664
     Democratic Tim O'Flaherty Incumbent 16.9% 3,638
     Republican Timothy Prescott 15.5% 3,339
     Republican Richard Olson 14.6% 3,153
Total Votes 21,540


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 43 District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBenjamin Baroody 26.4% 544
Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Herbert 26.1% 538
Green check mark transparent.pngTim O'Flaherty Incumbent 24.2% 498
Gary Garand 13.2% 272
Devin Noiseux-Varrieur 10.1% 209
Total Votes 2,061

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.[9][10][11]

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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