New Hampshire House of Representatives District Sullivan 5

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Sullivan 05
Current incumbentRaymond Gagnon Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's fifth Sullivan state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Raymond Gagnon.

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 Raymond Gagnon was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Richard P. Madigan was unopposed in the Republican primary. Gagnon and Madigan faced off in the general election.[6] Incumbent Gagnon defeated Madigan in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[7]


New Hampshire House of Representatives Sullivan 5 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaymond Gagnon Incumbent 59.3% 709
     Republican Richard P. Madigan 40.7% 486
Total Votes 1,195

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 Raymond Gagnon (D) defeated Richard P. Madigan (R) and Gerald G. Donatelli (I) in the general election. Gagnon was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Madigan and Donatelli were not added to the ballot until after the primary elections.[8][9][10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sullivan 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaymond Gagnon Incumbent 58.4% 975
     Republican Richard Madigan 34.3% 573
     Independent Gerald Donatelli 7.3% 122
Total Votes 1,670

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sullivan 5 have raised a total of $3,550. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $187 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sullivan 5
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $0 5 $0
2010 $0 4 $0
2008 $0 5 $0
2006 $1,350 2 $675
2004 $2,200 3 $733
Total $3,550 19 $187
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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