New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 2

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 02
Current incumbentKyle Tasker Republican Party
Joe Duarte Republican Party
Romeo Danais Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's second Rockingham state house district is represented by Kyle Tasker (R), Joe Duarte (R) and Romeo Danais (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. Three candidates were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while six candidates faced off in the Republican primary.[6] The general election was contested by three Democrats and three Republicans. The Democrats were Carol Ann Levesque, Lloyd J. Carr, and Hal Rafter. The Republicans participants were James Spillane, and incumbents Joe Duarte and Kyle Tasker. All three Republicans were victorious over the Democrats in the general election.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Rockingham 2 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKyle Tasker Incumbent 20.6% 3,059
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Duarte Incumbent 19.9% 2,969
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Spillane 19.8% 2,945
     Democratic Carol Ann Levesque 15.1% 2,253
     Democratic Hal Rafter 12.8% 1,900
     Democratic Lloyd J. Carr 11.7% 1,747
     NA Scatter 0.1% 10
Total Votes 14,883


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 2 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKyle Tasker Incumbent 23.1% 742
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Spillane 22.4% 721
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Duarte Incumbent 18.4% 592
Romeo Danais Incumbent 17.9% 575
Patricia Desrosiers 11.7% 377
Arthur Beauchesne 6.6% 212
Total Votes 3,219

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 Kyle Tasker (R), incumbent Joe Duarte (R) and Romeo Danais (R) defeated Carol Ann Levesque (D), Gail A. Mills (D) and Richard H. Snow (D) in the general election. All candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKyle Tasker Incumbent 18.5% 3,469
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Duarte Incumbent 17.6% 3,301
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRomeo Danais 17.4% 3,248
     Democratic Richard Snow 16.4% 3,061
     Democratic Carol Ann Levesque 16% 2,994
     Democratic Gail Mills 14.1% 2,633
Total Votes 18,706

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 2 have raised a total of $625. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $27 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 2
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $625 8 $78
2010 $0 6 $0
2008 $0 3 $0
2006 $0 3 $0
2004 $0 3 $0
Total $625 23 $27

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