New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 12

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 12
Current incumbentElisabeth Sanders Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's twelfth Rockingham state house district is represented by Republican Representative Elisabeth Sanders.

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 consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Mary Elizabeth Seals is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Elisabeth Sanders will face Shawn Patrick O'Neil in the Republican primary.[6]

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 Elisabeth Sanders (R) defeated Thomas Billbrough (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBetsy Sanders Incumbent 61.8% 1,340
     Democratic Thomas Billbrough 38.2% 829
Total Votes 2,169

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 12 have raised a total of $5,060. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $202 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 12
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 5 $0
2010 $835 8 $104
2008 $807 4 $202
2006 $1,390 4 $348
2004 $2,028 4 $507
Total $5,060 25 $202

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