New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 19

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 19
Current incumbentTimothy Copeland Republican Party
Patrick Abrami Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's nineteenth Rockingham state house district is represented by Republican Representative Timothy Copeland and Republican Representative Patrick Abrami.

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. Everett Lamm and C. David London were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Patrick Abrami and Joanne Ward were unopposed in the Republican primary. Lamm, London, Abrami and Ward faced off in the general election.[6] Ward and incumbent Abrami defeated Lamm and London in the general election.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Rockingham 19 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Abrami Incumbent 28.5% 1,940
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoanne Ward 25.1% 1,709
     Democratic Everett Lamm 24.1% 1,635
     Democratic C. David London 22.3% 1,514
Total Votes 6,798

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. Incumbents Timothy Copeland (R) and Patrick Abrami (R) defeated Trinka Russell (D) in the general election. Copeland and Abrami defeated Joanne Ward in the Republican primary. Russell and Richard Curtis were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Curtis did not appear on the general election ballot. [8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Copeland Incumbent 36.2% 2,440
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Abrami Incumbent 32.4% 2,182
     Democratic Trinka Russell 31.4% 2,120
Total Votes 6,742
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 19 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Abrami Incumbent 44.5% 753
Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Copeland Incumbent 28.1% 475
Joanne Ward Incumbent 27.4% 464
Total Votes 1,692

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 19 have raised a total of $0. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $0 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 19
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 5 $0
Total $0 5 $0

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