New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 5
|New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 05|
|Current incumbent||David Woodbury|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
About the office
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."
- 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.
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.
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 David Woodbury and Albert J. LaChance were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent William O'Brien and William Sanborn Foster were unopposed in the Republican primary. Woodbury, LaChance, O'Brien and Foster faced off in the general election. Following the general election, the vote count was close enough to trigger a mandatory recount on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Following the recount, Woodbury and O'Brien were declared the winners over LaChance and Sanborn Foster.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 5 District, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||William O'Brien Incumbent||27.8%||1,745|
|Democratic||David Woodbury Incumbent||26.1%||1,637|
|Republican||William Sanborn Foster||24.8%||1,557|
|Democratic||Albert J. LaChance||21.4%||1,341|
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. David Woodbury (D) and incumbent William O'Brien (R) defeated Kary Jencks (D) and Bob Mead (R) in the general election. Woodbury and Jencks were unopposed in the Democratic primary. O'Brien and Mead defeated John Quinlan in the Republican primary.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 5 Republican Primary, 2012|
|William O'Brien Incumbent||46.5%||700|
Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 5 have raised a total of $7,106. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $173 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 5|
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