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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Strafford 6

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Strafford 06
Current incumbentJanet Wall Democratic Party
Judith Spang Democratic Party
Marjorie Smith Democratic Party
Timothy Horrigan Democratic Party
Amanda Merrill Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's sixth Strafford state house district is represented by Janet Wall (D), Judith Spang (D), Marjorie Smith (D), Timothy Horrigan (D) and Amanda Merrill (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 consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Six candidates will face off in the Democratic primary, while one candidate is unopposed in the Republican primary. A full list of candidates running in this district can be found here.[6]

2013

See also: New Hampshire state legislative special elections, 2013

Amanda Merrill (D) won election in the 2013 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives Sixth Strafford District. The seat was vacant following Phil Ginsburg's (D) resignation after he moved out of the district. Merrill defeated Deidre Lepkowski (R) in the special election, which took place on December 17, 2013.[7][8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sixth Strafford District, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Merrill 87.6% 592
     Republican Deidre Lepkowski 12.4% 84
Total Votes 676

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 Janet Wall (D), incumbent Judith Spang (D), Marjorie Smith (D), incumbent Timothy Horrigan (D) and incumbent Phil Ginsburg (D) defeated David Childs (R) and James C. Ziegra (R) in the general election. Five candidates, including incumbents Wall, Spang, Horrigan and Ginsburg, advanced past the September 11 Democratic primary. Childs and Ziegra were unopposed in the Republican primary.[11][12][13]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Wall Incumbent 21% 6,167
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJudith Spang Incumbent 16.8% 4,928
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarjorie Smith 15.8% 4,635
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Ginsburg Incumbent 15.6% 4,580
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Horrigan Incumbent 15.2% 4,463
     Republican David Childs 8.3% 2,429
     Republican James Ziegra 7.5% 2,202
Total Votes 29,404

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 6 have raised a total of $10,724. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $357 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $149 10 $15
2010 $250 5 $50
2008 $0 3 $0
2006 $6,430 6 $1,072
2004 $3,895 6 $649
Total $10,724 30 $357

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