New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 9

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 09
Current incumbentHoward Moffett Democratic Party
Priscilla Lockwood Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's ninth Merrimack state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Howard Moffett and Republican Representative Priscilla Lockwood.

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 Howard Moffett and George Saunderson were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kenneth Kreis and Michael Moffett defeated Zulfiga Shaikh in the Republican primary. H. Moffett, Saunderson, M. Moffett and Kreis faced off in the general election. While Howard Moffett won re-election, Saunderson led Michael Moffett for the second seat by one vote, setting up a mandatory recount on Friday, November 14, 2014.[6][7] Following the recount, Saunderson was declared the winner.[8]

New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 9, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHoward Moffett Incumbent 27.7% 1,670
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Saunderson 24.6% 1,484
     Republican Michael Moffett 24.5% 1,478
     Republican Kenneth Kreis 23.2% 1,402
Total Votes 6,034


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 9 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Moffett 42.9% 464
Kenneth Kreis 40.8% 441
Zulfiga Shaikh 16.3% 176
Total Votes 1,081

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. Howard Moffett (D) and incumbent Priscilla Lockwood (R) defeated incumbent Kenneth Kreis (R) and George Saunderson (D) in the general election. Moffett and Saunderson defeated Sumner A. Dole, III in the Democratic primary. Lockwood and Kreis defeated Zulfiqar Shaikh in the Republican primary.[9][10][11]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHoward Moffett 27.6% 2,061
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPriscilla Lockwood Incumbent 26.9% 2,009
     Democratic George Saunderson 23.8% 1,782
     Republican Kenneth Kreis Incumbent 21.7% 1,624
Total Votes 7,476
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Kreis Incumbent 39.8% 515
Green check mark transparent.pngPriscilla Lockwood Incumbent 33.9% 439
Zulfiqar Shaikh 26.3% 341
Total Votes 1,295
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHoward Moffett 46.7% 468
Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Saunderson 40.7% 408
Sumner Dole III 12.6% 126
Total Votes 1,002

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 9 have raised a total of $28,704. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $668 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 9
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 9 $0
2010 $10,949 9 $1,217
2008 $12,636 8 $1,580
2006 $3,850 7 $550
2004 $1,269 10 $127
Total $28,704 43 $668

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