New Hampshire House of Representatives District Strafford 17

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Strafford 17
Current incumbentStephen Ketel Democratic Party
Vacant
Peter Bixby Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's seventeenth Strafford state house district is represented by Stephen Ketel (D), Vacant and Peter Bixby (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. Incumbent Peter Bixby, Sherri Basso and Domenick Cama are unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Donald Andolina will face Catherine Cheney, Harrison deBree and Joe Fraser in the Republican primary.[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. Stephen Ketel (D), Greg Burdwood (D) and Peter Bixby (D) defeated incumbent Donald Andolina (R), Michael Castaldo (R) and incumbent Michael Weeden (R) in the general election. Bixby, Ketel and Burdwood were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Three candidates, including incumbents Weeden and Andolina, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Bixby 20% 2,691
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Burdwood 18.1% 2,447
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Ketel 17.1% 2,307
     Republican Michael Weeden Incumbent 16.6% 2,238
     Republican Michael Castaldo 14.4% 1,937
     Republican Donald Andolina Incumbent 13.8% 1,865
Total Votes 13,485

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 17 have raised a total of $595. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $85 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 17
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $595 7 $85
Total $595 7 $85

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