New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 8

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 08
Current incumbentJohn Sytek Republican Party
Joe Sweeney Republican Party
Anne Priestley Republican Party
Marilinda Garcia Republican Party
Bianca Garcia Republican Party
Robert Elliott Republican Party
Patrick Bick Republican Party
Ronald Belanger Republican Party
Vacant
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's eighth Rockingham state house district is represented by John Sytek (R), Joe Sweeney (R), Anne Priestley (R), Marilinda Garcia (R), Bianca Garcia (R), Robert Elliott (R), Patrick Bick (R), Ronald Belanger (R) and Vacant.

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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Five candidates were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while nineteen candidates faced off in the Republican primary. A full list of candidates running in the general election can be found here.[6]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Elliott Incumbent 8.5% 1,389
Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Belanger Incumbent 8.2% 1,339
Green check mark transparent.pngGary Azarian 7.9% 1,291
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Sytek Incumbent 7.7% 1,247
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Sweeney Incumbent 6.4% 1,048
Green check mark transparent.pngAnne Priestley Incumbent 6.4% 1,047
Green check mark transparent.pngFred Doucette 6.4% 1,037
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Manning 6% 981
Green check mark transparent.pngArthur Barnes III 5.1% 825
David Bruce 5% 822
Bianca Garcia Incumbent 5% 822
Martha Spalding 4.9% 799
Robert Stanley 4% 649
Patrick Bick Incumbent 4% 648
Michael Petrilli, Sr. 3.8% 617
Robert Uttley 3.3% 533
Dane Hoover, Jr. 2.7% 439
John Sjostrom, Jr. 2.3% 382
Michael Flathers 2.3% 377
Total Votes 16,292

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 John Sytek (R), Joe Sweeney (R), Anne Priestley (R), incumbent Marilinda Garcia (R), Bianca Garcia (R), incumbent Robert Elliott (R), Patrick Bick (R), incumbent Ronald Belanger (R) and incumbent Gary Azarian (R) won election to the House in the general election on November 6. All nine Democratic candidates advanced past the September 11 Democratic primary. Nine candidates, including incumbents Sytek, Garcia, Belanger, Azarian and Elliott, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary.[7][8][9]

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 8 have raised a total of $12,243. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $177 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 8
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,176 28 $42
2010 $1,935 13 $149
2008 $5,180 11 $471
2006 $2,848 9 $316
2004 $1,104 8 $138
Total $12,243 69 $177

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