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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 06
Current incumbentCalvin Pratt Republican Party
Vacant
John Hikel Republican Party
Ruth Gage Democratic Party
John Burt Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's sixth Hillsborough state house district is represented by Calvin Pratt (R), Vacant, John Hikel (R), Ruth Gage (D) and John Burt (R).

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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Three candidates were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while nine candidates faced off in the Republican primary. A full list of candidates running in the general election 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 Calvin Pratt (R), Richard Meaney (R), incumbent John Hikel (R), Ruth Gage (D) and incumbent John Burt (R) won election to the House in the general election on November 6. Five candidates, including incumbents Calvin Pratt, John Hikel and John Burt, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary. All five Democratic candidates advanced past the September 11 Democratic primary.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Burt Incumbent 11.1% 3,945
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Meaney 10.6% 3,799
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Adam Hikel Incumbent 10.6% 3,775
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Gage 10.5% 3,746
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCalvin Pratt Incumbent 10.3% 3,688
     Republican Ivan Beliveau 10.1% 3,598
     Democratic Reta MacGregor 10% 3,583
     Democratic Timothy McKernan 9.3% 3,326
     Democratic William Zackeroff 8.9% 3,173
     Democratic Benjamin Hampton 8.6% 3,057
Total Votes 35,690
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Burt Incumbent 17% 1,085
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Meaney 14.5% 927
Green check mark transparent.pngIvan Beliveau 14.5% 926
Green check mark transparent.pngCalvin Pratt Incumbent 12.8% 817
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Adam Hikel Incumbent 12% 770
Russell Day Incumbent 11% 701
Todd Weeks 9.8% 629
Janet Soderquist 8.5% 545
Total Votes 6,400

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 6 have raised a total of $47,370. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $532 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,965 19 $103
2010 $8,358 17 $492
2008 $12,997 21 $619
2006 $10,467 16 $654
2004 $13,583 16 $849
Total $47,370 89 $532

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