New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 18

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 18
Current incumbentDonna Schlachman Democratic Party
Frank Heffron Democratic Party
Eileen Flockhart Democratic Party
Steven Briden Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's eighteenth Rockingham state house district is represented by Donna Schlachman (D), Frank Heffron (D), Eileen Flockhart (D) and Steven Briden (D).

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 faced off in Democratic primary, while four candidates were unopposed in the Republican primary. A full list of candidates running in the general election can be found here.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 18 District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSkip Berrien 23.6% 648
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Heffron Incumbent 23.3% 640
Green check mark transparent.pngPaula Francese Incumbent 19.8% 543
Green check mark transparent.pngAlexis Simpson 18.8% 518
Steven Briden Incumbent 14.6% 400
Total Votes 2,749

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 Donna Schlachman (D), Frank Heffron (D), Eileen Flockhart (D) and Steven Briden (D) 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 Lee Quandt and Matthew Quandt, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary.[6][7][8]

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 18 have raised a total of $43,458. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $1,738 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 18
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 9 $0
2010 $19,733 4 $4,933
2008 $11,113 4 $2,778
2006 $8,457 4 $2,114
2004 $4,155 4 $1,039
Total $43,458 25 $1,738

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