New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 7

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 07
Current incumbentClyde Carson Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's seventh Merrimack state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Clyde Carson.

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 Clyde Carson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Patrick Page was unopposed in the Republican primary. Carson and Page faced off in the general election,[6] with incumbent Carson defeating challenger Page in the general election.[7]

New Hampshire House of Representatives Merrimack 7 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClyde Carson Incumbent 58.1% 1,149
     Republican Patrick Page 41.8% 827
     NA Scatter 0.1% 1
Total Votes 1,977

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. Clyde Carson (D) defeated Susan Olsen (R) in the general election. Carson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Olsen defeated Harold F. French in the Republican primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClyde Carson 55.9% 1,470
     Republican Susan Olsen 44.1% 1,160
Total Votes 2,630

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 7 have raised a total of $10,227. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $365 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 7
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,540 5 $308
2010 $870 6 $145
2008 $1,676 6 $279
2006 $6,141 6 $1,024
2004 $0 5 $0
Total $10,227 28 $365

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