New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 3

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 03
Current incumbentLawrence Kappler Republican Party
Kathleen Hoelzel Republican Party
Carolyn L. Matthews Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's third Rockingham state house district is represented by Lawrence Kappler (R), Kathleen Hoelzel (R) and Carolyn L. Matthews (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. Incumbent Kathleen Hoelzel, incumbent Lawrence Kappler and Carolyn L. Matthews were unopposed in the Republican primary and were unchallenged in the general election.[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 Lawrence Kappler (R), incumbent Kathleen Hoelzel (R) and Franklin Bishop (R) were unopposed in the general election. Three candidates, including incumbents Lawrence Kappler and Kathleen Hoelzel, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 03, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Hoelzel Incumbent 34.1% 2,666
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFranklin Bishop 33.6% 2,625
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Kappler Incumbent 32.4% 2,531
Total Votes 7,822
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Kappler Incumbent 27.3% 514
Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Hoelzel Incumbent 26.1% 491
Green check mark transparent.pngFranklin Bishop 21.8% 410
Kyle Scofield 13% 245
Harry McClard 11.8% 222
Total Votes 1,882

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 3 have raised a total of $18,008. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $194 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 3
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 13 $0
2010 $5,744 22 $261
2008 $5,930 19 $312
2006 $4,408 20 $220
2004 $1,926 19 $101
Total $18,008 93 $194

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