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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 3

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 03
Current incumbentLeigh Webb Democratic Party
Vacant
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's third Merrimack state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Leigh Webb and Vacant.

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. Incumbent Leigh Webb and Deborah Wheeler were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Carolyn A. Virtue and Gregory Hill were unopposed in the Republican primary. Webb, Wheeler, Virtue and Hill will face off in the general election.[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. Leigh Webb (D) and Joy Tilton (D) defeated incumbent Gregory Hill (R) and Carolyn A. Virtue (R) in the general election. Both sets of candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoy Tilton 29.9% 1,762
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeigh Webb 26% 1,530
     Republican Gregory Hill Incumbent 24.8% 1,462
     Republican Carolyn Virtue 19.3% 1,137
Total Votes 5,891

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 3 have raised a total of $14,202. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $1,092 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 3
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 5 $0
2010 $5,781 4 $1,445
2008 $1,980 1 $1,980
2006 $1,185 1 $1,185
2004 $5,256 2 $2,628
Total $14,202 13 $1,092

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