New Hampshire House of Representatives District Strafford 6
|New Hampshire House of Representatives District Strafford 06|
|Current incumbent||Janet Wall|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
About the office
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."
- 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.
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.
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. Six candidates faced off in the Democratic primary, while one candidate was unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election was contested by four Democrats, one Republicans, and one candidate representing both the Democratic and Republican party. The Democrats were Wayne M. Burton, and incumbents Timothy Horrigan, Marjorie Smith, and Judith Spang. David Childs represented the Republican party on the ballot, and Janet Wall appeared on the ballot as both a Republican and Democrat. Childs was defeated by Burton, Horrigan, Smith, Spang and Wall in the general election.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives Strafford 6 District, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Janet Wall* Incumbent||23.6%||4,228|
|Democratic||Marjorie Smith Incumbent||17.3%||3,105|
|Democratic||Timothy Horrigan Incumbent||16.8%||3,022|
|Democratic||Wayne M. Burton||16.4%||2,943|
|Democratic||Judith Spang Incumbent||16.4%||2,940|
*Wall appeared on the ballot as both a Democrat and a Republican.
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.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sixth Strafford District, Special Election, 2013|
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.
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|
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