New Hampshire State Senate District 12

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New Hampshire State Senate District 12
Current incumbentKevin Avard Republican Party
Population53,465
Ethnicity1.74% Black (Voting-Age), 3.33% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age76.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's twelfth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Kevin Avard.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 53,465 civilians reside within New Hampshire's twelfth state senate district.[1] New Hampshire state senators represent 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 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 Peggy Gilmour was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kevin Avard defeated Michael McCarthy in the Republican primary. Gilmour and Avard faced off in the general election.[8] Challenger Avard defeated Gilmour in the general election.[9]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 12 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Avard 50.8% 10,839
     Democratic Peggy Gilmour Incumbent 49.2% 10,517
Total Votes 21,356
New Hampshire State Senate, District 12 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Avard 53.7% 2,651
Michael McCarthy 46.3% 2,284
Total Votes 4,935

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. Peggy Gilmour (D) defeated incumbent Jim Luther (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[10][11][12]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Gilmour 51.9% 15,245
     Republican Jim Luther Incumbent 48.1% 14,101
Total Votes 29,346

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 12 have raised a total of $941,629. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $47,081 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 12
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $125,465 2 $62,733
2010 $106,130 3 $35,377
2008 $92,084 3 $30,695
2006 $170,893 2 $85,447
2004 $246,046 4 $61,512
2002 $67,755 3 $22,585
2000 $133,256 3 $44,419
Total $941,629 20 $47,081
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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