New Hampshire House of Representatives District Strafford 2

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Strafford 02
Current incumbentJoseph Pitre Republican Party
Rachel Burke Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's second Strafford state house district is represented by Republican Representative Joseph Pitre and Democratic Representative Rachel Burke.

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 Rachel Burke and Martin G. Laferte were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Joseph Pitre and Joshua Whitehouse were unopposed in the Republican primary. Burke, Laferte, Pitre and Whitehouse will face off 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 Joseph Pitre (R) and Rachel Burke (D) defeated Richard Stanley (D) and Antonio Luciani (R) in the general election. Both sets of candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRachel Burke 27.1% 1,353
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Pitre Incumbent 26.3% 1,311
     Democratic Richard Stanley 24.4% 1,219
     Republican Antonio Luciani 22.2% 1,108
Total Votes 4,991

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 2 have raised a total of $5,114. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $138 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 2
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 8 $0
2010 $1,115 9 $124
2008 $1,174 6 $196
2006 $500 6 $83
2004 $2,325 8 $291
Total $5,114 37 $138

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