New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 21

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 21
Current incumbentDan McGuire Republican Party
Michael Brewster Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's twenty-first Merrimack state house district is represented by Republican Representative Dan McGuire and Republican Representative Michael Brewster.

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 Mary Frambach and Denis R. Beaudoin, Sr. were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Dan McGuire and Michael Brewster defeated David Palfrey in the Republican primary. Frambach, Beaudoin, McGuire and Brewster faced off in the general election.[6] Brewster and incumbent McGuire defeated Beaudoin and incumbent Frambach in the general election.[7]

New Hampshire House of Representatives Merrimack 21 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan McGuire Incumbent 30.3% 1,558
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Brewster 24.9% 1,278
     Democratic Mary Frambach Incumbent 22.4% 1,150
     Democratic Denis R. Beaudoin, Sr. 22.3% 1,145
     NA Scatter 0.2% 8
Total Votes 5,139


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 21 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan McGuire Incumbent 55.1% 586
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Brewster 25.4% 270
David Palfrey 19.5% 208
Total Votes 1,064

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 Dan McGuire (R) and Mary Frambach (D) defeated Fred B. Carlson (D) and Gerard A. LeDuc (R) in the general election. McGuire and LeDuc defeated incumbent Tony Soltani in the Republican primary. Carlson and Frambach were unopposed in the Democratic primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan McGuire Incumbent 26.7% 1,986
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Frambach 26.1% 1,937
     Republican Gerard LeDuc 24.4% 1,808
     Democratic Fred Carlson 22.8% 1,694
Total Votes 7,425
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 21 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan McGuire Incumbent 41.1% 562
Green check mark transparent.pngGerard LeDuc 35.4% 483
Tony Soltani Incumbent 23.5% 321
Total Votes 1,366

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 21 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 Merrimack 21
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 5 $0
Total $0 5 $0

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