New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 7

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 07
Current incumbentDavid Bates Republican Party
Charles McMahon Republican Party
Walter Kolodziej Republican Party
Mary Griffin Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's seventh Rockingham state house district is represented by David Bates (R), Charles McMahon (R), Walter Kolodziej (R) and Mary Griffin (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. Three candidates were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while six candidates faced off in the Republican primary. Anthony DiFruscia ran as an Independent candidate.[6] The general election was contested by one Independent, three Democrats, and four Republicans. Anthony DiFruscia represented the Independent Party. The Democrats were Stephen Mavrellis, Henri Azibert, and Rebecca L. Brown. The Republicans participants were David Bates, New Hampshire Representative, and incumbents Mary Griffin, Walter Kolodziej, and Charles McMahon. All four Republicans were victorious over the other candidates in the general election.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Rockingham 7 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Griffin Incumbent 19.7% 3,815
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles McMahon Incumbent 18.6% 3,590
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Kolodziej Incumbent 16.6% 3,210
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Bates 16% 3,093
     Democratic Rebecca L. Brown 8.4% 1,632
     Democratic Stephen Mavrellis 7.6% 1,476
     Independent Anthony DiFruscia 7% 1,357
     Democratic Henri Azibert 6% 1,153
     NA Scatter 0.1% 13
Total Votes 19,339


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 7 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Griffin Incumbent 21% 954
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles McMahon Incumbent 18.1% 822
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Bates 17.3% 784
Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Kolodziej Incumbent 17.1% 778
Mark Samsel 14.3% 647
Michelle Levell 12.2% 554
Total Votes 4,539

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 Kevin Waterhouse (R), incumbent Charles McMahon (R), incumbent Walter Kolodziej (R) and incumbent Mary Griffin (R) won election to the House in the general election on November 6. All four Democratic candidates advanced past the September 11 Democratic primary. Four candidates, all incumbents, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary.[8][9][10]

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 7 have raised a total of $1,266. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $29 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 7
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 14 $0
2010 $0 9 $0
2008 $0 7 $0
2006 $526 4 $132
2004 $740 9 $82
Total $1,266 43 $29

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