New Hampshire House of Representatives District Strafford 13

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Strafford 13
Current incumbentJames Verschueren Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's thirteenth Strafford state house district is represented by Democratic Representative James Verschueren.

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 James Verschueren was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Sandra L. Bickford was unopposed in the Republican primary. Verschueren and Bickford faced off in the general election.[6] Incumbent Verschueren defeated Bickford in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Strafford 13 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Verschueren Incumbent 67.6% 1,095
     Republican Sandra L. Bickford 32.4% 524
Total Votes 1,619

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. James Verschueren (D) was unopposed in both the general election and Democratic primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Verschueren 100% 1,843
Total Votes 1,843

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 13 have raised a total of $2,000. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $2,000 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 13
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $2,000 1 $2,000
Total $2,000 1 $2,000

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