New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 13

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 13
Current incumbentKen Weyler Republican Party
Ann M. Howe Republican Party
Joe Guthrie Republican Party
David Welch Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's thirteenth Rockingham state house district is represented by Ken Weyler (R), Ann M. Howe (R), Joe Guthrie (R) and David Welch (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. Four candidates were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while five candidates faced off in the Republican primary.[6] The general election was contested by four Democrats and four Republicans. The Democrats were Peter D. Coffin, Christopher J. Cox, Carol Croteau, and Karen Fronterotta. The Republicans participants were Joe Guthrie, Ann M. Howe, David Welch, and incumbent Ken Weyler. All four Republicans were victorious over the Democrats in the general election.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Rockingham 13 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Guthrie 17.3% 3,607
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Weyler Incumbent 16.8% 3,506
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Welch 16.4% 3,421
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnn M. Howe 16.3% 3,398
     Democratic Carol Croteau 9.7% 2,032
     Democratic Karen Fronterotta 8.1% 1,682
     Democratic Peter D. Coffin 7.8% 1,624
     Democratic Christopher J. Cox 7.7% 1,617
     NA Scatter 0% 6
Total Votes 20,893


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 13 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Weyler Incumbent 24.1% 1,035
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Guthrie 20% 860
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Welch 19.6% 840
Green check mark transparent.pngAnn Howe 18.5% 795
Dennis Green 17.7% 761
Total Votes 4,291

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 Ken Weyler (R), Kevin St. James (R), incumbent John Sedensky (R) and incumbent Regina Birdsell (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, including incumbents Weyler, Sedensky, and Birdsell, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary.[8][9][10]

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 13 have raised a total of $114,058. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $1,408 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 13
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $3,410 16 $213
2010 $55,371 18 $3,076
2008 $14,642 15 $976
2006 $17,757 15 $1,184
2004 $22,878 17 $1,346
Total $114,058 81 $1,408

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