New Hampshire State Senate District 10

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New Hampshire State Senate District 10
Current incumbentMolly Kelly Democratic Party
Population52,718
Ethnicity0.67% Black (Voting-Age), 1.1% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age80.88% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's tenth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Molly Kelly.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 52,718 civilians resided within New Hampshire's tenth state senate district.[1] New Hampshire state senators represented an average of 54,853 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 51,491 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the New Hampshire State Senate serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. New Hampshire legislators assume office the month after elections (December).

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the New Hampshire Senate, a candidate must be:[4]

  • At least thirty years of age
  • A resident of the state for seven years immediately preceding the election
  • An inhabitant of the district for which they are chosen

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2010, members of the New Hampshire Senate are paid $200/two-year term. There is no per diem.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, 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.[6][7]

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire State Senate 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 Molly Kelly was unopposed in the Democratic primary and unchallenged in the general election.[8]

2012

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of New Hampshire State Senate 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 Molly Kelly (D) defeated Richard A. Foote (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[9][10][11]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMolly Kelly Incumbent 66.5% 18,810
     Republican Richard Foote 33.5% 9,483
Total Votes 28,293

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 10 have raised a total of $732,465. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $56,343 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 10
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $112,058 2 $56,029
2010 $107,258 2 $53,629
2008 $141,126 2 $70,563
2006 $165,700 2 $82,850
2004 $120,904 2 $60,452
2002 $19,975 1 $19,975
2000 $65,444 2 $32,722
Total $732,465 13 $56,343

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