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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Sullivan 1

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Sullivan 01
Current incumbentAndy Schmidt Democratic Party
Lee Walker Oxenham Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's first Sullivan state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Andy Schmidt and Democratic Representative Lee Walker Oxenham.

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 Andy Schmidt and Lee Walker Oxenham were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Bill Walker and Donald Wenz defeated Laura Ward in the Republican primary. Schmidt, Walker Oxenham, Walker and Wenz faced off in the general election.[6] Democrats Schmidt and Oxenham defeated Republicans Walker and Wenz in the general election.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Sullivan 1 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Schmidt Incumbent 30.4% 2,176
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLee Walker Oxenham 28.2% 2,017
     Republican Bill Walker 20.7% 1,479
     Republican Donald Wenz 20.6% 1,474
     NA Scatter 0% 1
Total Votes 7,147


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sullivan 1 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Wenz 35.5% 324
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Walker 33.9% 309
Laura Ward 30.6% 279
Total Votes 912

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. Incumbents Andy Schmidt (D) and Benjamin Lefebvre (D) defeated Bill Walker (R) and Laura Stiller Ward (R) in the general election. Schmidt and Lefebvre were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Walker and Stiller Ward defeated John Clifford in the Republican primary.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sullivan 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Schmidt Incumbent 30.2% 2,719
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBenjamin Lefebvre Incumbent 29.2% 2,625
     Republican Laura Stiller Ward 20.9% 1,878
     Republican Bill Walker 19.8% 1,780
Total Votes 9,002

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sullivan 1 have raised a total of $21,151. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $961 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sullivan 1
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,889 5 $378
2010 $2,160 4 $540
2008 $2,565 5 $513
2006 $5,555 3 $1,852
2004 $8,982 5 $1,796
Total $21,151 22 $961

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