New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 24

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 24
Current incumbentThomas Walsh Republican Party
Todd Smith Republican Party
Frank Kotowski Republican Party
David Hess Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's twenty-fourth Merrimack state house district is represented by Thomas Walsh (R), Todd Smith (R), Frank Kotowski (R) and David Hess (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 consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Six candidates will face off in the Republican primary. A full list of candidates running in this district 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. Thomas Walsh (R), incumbent Todd Smith (R), incumbent Frank Kotowski (R) and incumbent David Hess (R) were unopposed in the general election. Four candidates, including incumbents Todd Smith, Frank Kotowski and David Hess, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary. [7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Hess Incumbent 25.3% 3,991
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Smith Incumbent 25.3% 3,991
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Walsh 25.1% 3,964
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Kotowski Incumbent 24.3% 3,828
Total Votes 15,774
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 24 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Smith Incumbent 20.9% 908
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Hess Incumbent 20.6% 899
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Kotowski Incumbent 18.5% 806
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Walsh IV 13.8% 599
Dick Marple 13.2% 573
Richard McGahey 13.1% 569
Total Votes 4,354

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 24 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 24
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 6 $0
Total $0 6 $0

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