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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 09
Current incumbentBarbara Helmstetter Democratic Party
Jeffrey Harris Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's ninth Rockingham state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Barbara Helmstetter and Republican Representative Jeffrey Harris.

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. Incumbent Barbara Helmstetter and James Hardy defeated Derek Jacob Webb in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jeffrey Harris and Michael Vose defeated Jason Antosz in the Republican primary. Helmstetter, Hardy, Harris and Vose will face off in the general election.[6]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 9 District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Helmstetter Incumbent 45% 98
James Hardy 35.3% 77
Derek Jacob Webb 19.7% 43
Total Votes 218
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 9 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey Harris Incumbent 39.4% 303
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Vose 36.9% 284
Jason Antosz 23.8% 183
Total Votes 770

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. Barbara Helmstetter (D) and Jeffrey Harris (R) defeated Jason Antosz (R) and Mark Andrews (D) in the general election. Andrews was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Helmstetter was not added to the ballot until after the primary elections. Harris and Antosz defeated Michael Falagan and Derek Jacob Webb in the Republican primary.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Helmstetter 25.9% 1,559
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey Harris 25.6% 1,540
     Democratic Mark Andrews 25.5% 1,531
     Republican Jason Antosz Incumbent 22.9% 1,378
Total Votes 6,008
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey Harris 31.5% 214
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Antosz Incumbent 28.3% 192
Michael Falagan 21.9% 149
Derek Webb 18.3% 124
Total Votes 679

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 9 have raised a total of $3,366. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $116 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 9
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 8 $0
2010 $750 6 $125
2008 $1,540 4 $385
2006 $700 6 $117
2004 $376 5 $75
Total $3,366 29 $116

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