New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 6

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 06
Current incumbentGeoffrey Hirsch Democratic Party
Barbara French Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's sixth Merrimack state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Geoffrey Hirsch and Democratic Representative Barbara French.

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. Incumbent Barbara French and incumbent Geoffrey Hirsch defeated William Rodriguez in the Democratic primary, while Riki P. Humboldt and Mark Lindsley were unopposed in the Republican primary. French, Hirsch, Humboldt and Lindsley faced off in the general election.[6] The initial results from the general election triggered a mandatory recount, which took place on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.[7] French and Hirsch defeated Humboldt and Lindsley in the general election.[8]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Addison-1 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara French Incumbent 27.7% 1,298
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeoffrey Hirsch Incumbent 26.2% 1,225
     Republican Riki P. Humboldt 26% 1,215
     Republican Mark H. Lindsley 20.1% 940
Total Votes 4,678


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 6 District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara French Incumbent 50.5% 310
Green check mark transparent.pngGeoffrey Hirsch 43.2% 265
William Rodriguez 6.4% 39
Total Votes 614

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. Geoffrey Hirsch (D) and Barbara French (D) defeated incumbent Mark Lindsley (R) and Dan McCormick (R) in the general election. Hirsch and French defeated Eleanor Glynn Kjellman in the Democratic primary. Lindsley was unopposed in the Republican primary. McCormick was not added to the ballot until after the primary elections.[9][10][11]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara French 29.8% 1,889
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeoffrey Hirsch 28.1% 1,782
     Republican Mark Lindsley Incumbent 21.8% 1,381
     Republican Dan McCormick 20.4% 1,291
Total Votes 6,343
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 6 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara French 42.5% 455
Green check mark transparent.pngGeoffrey Hirsch 38.9% 416
Eleanor Glynn Kjellman 18.6% 199
Total Votes 1,070

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 6 have raised a total of $30,019. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $566 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $0 9 $0
2010 $11,052 13 $850
2008 $10,489 9 $1,165
2006 $5,955 10 $596
2004 $2,523 12 $210
Total $30,019 53 $566
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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