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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 4

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 04
Current incumbentWilliam M. Gannon Republican Party
Joseph Hagan Republican Party
Jason Osborne Republican Party
James Devine Republican Party
Chris True Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's fourth Rockingham state house district is represented by William M. Gannon (R), Joseph Hagan (R), James Devine (R), Jason Osborne (R) and Chris True (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 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. Two candidates were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while nine candidates faced off in the Republican primary.[6] The general election was contested by two Democrats and five Republicans. The Democrats were Charlotte Lister and Stephen D'Angelo. The Republicans participants were William M. Gannon, Jason Osborne, Chris True, incumbent Joseph Hagan, and incumbent James Devine. All five Republicans were victorious over the Democrats in the general election.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Rockingham 4 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam M. Gannon 17.1% 3,979
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris True 16.4% 3,816
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Hagan Incumbent 16.2% 3,786
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Devine Incumbent 16.1% 3,756
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Osborne 15.2% 3,536
     Democratic Stephen D'Angelo 9.7% 2,252
     Democratic Charlotte Lister 9.3% 2,174
     NA Scatter 0.1% 13
Total Votes 23,312


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 4 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Gannon 16% 905
Green check mark transparent.pngChris True 13.8% 781
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Hagan Incumbent 13.2% 750
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Osborne 13.2% 749
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Devine Incumbent 12.3% 697
James Headd 9.6% 546
Dan Dumaine Incumbent 9% 509
William Polewarczyk 8.8% 497
Frank Carrio, Sr. 4.1% 233
Total Votes 5,667

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 Stella Tremblay (R), incumbent Joseph Hagan (R), Dan Dumaine (R), incumbent James Devine (R) and incumbent Gene Charron (R) won election to the House in the general election on November 6. Charlotte Lister and Kelly Upham‐Torosian were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Five candidates, including incumbents Tremblay, Hagan, Devine and Charron, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Devine Incumbent 16.4% 4,698
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Hagan Incumbent 15.7% 4,507
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGene Charron Incumbent 15.6% 4,471
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStella Tremblay Incumbent 15.6% 4,460
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Dumaine 13.7% 3,927
     Democratic Charlotte Lister 11.8% 3,395
     Democratic Kelly Upham-Torosian 11.2% 3,210
Total Votes 28,668
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGene Charron Incumbent 19.9% 1,131
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Hagan Incumbent 18.9% 1,073
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Devine Incumbent 16.5% 939
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Dumaine 15.9% 903
Green check mark transparent.pngStella Tremblay Incumbent 14.6% 829
Frank Carrio, Sr. 14.2% 809
Total Votes 5,684

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 4 have raised a total of $60,989. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $409 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 4
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 18 $0
2010 $21,835 35 $624
2008 $8,610 35 $246
2006 $21,045 33 $638
2004 $9,499 28 $339
Total $60,989 149 $409

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