New Hampshire State Senate District 15

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New Hampshire State Senate District 15
Current incumbentSylvia Larsen Democratic Party
Population55,399
Ethnicity1.77% Black (Voting-Age), 1.48% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age78.63% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's fifteenth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Sylvia Larsen.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,399 civilians reside within New Hampshire's fifteenth 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 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. Dan Feltes defeated Kass Ardinger in the Democratic primary, while Lydia Dube Harman was unopposed in the Republican primary. Feltes and Harman will face off in the general election.[8]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 15 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Feltes 70% 3,271
Kass Ardinger 30% 1,400
Total Votes 4,671

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 Sylvia Larsen (D) defeated Lydia Dube Harman (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[9][10][11][12]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSylvia Larsen Incumbent 69.8% 19,385
     Republican Lydia Dube Harman 30.2% 8,382
Total Votes 27,767

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 15 have raised a total of $411,732. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $27,449 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 15
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $78,206 2 $39,103
2010 $85,012 2 $42,506
2008 $100,174 2 $50,087
2006 $58,567 2 $29,284
2004 $28,983 2 $14,492
2002 $31,834 2 $15,917
2000 $28,956 3 $9,652
Total $411,732 15 $27,449
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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