New Hampshire State Senate District 16

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New Hampshire State Senate District 16
Current incumbentDavid Boutin Republican Party
Population55,772
Ethnicity1.71% Black (Voting-Age), 2.2% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age79.03% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's sixteenth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator David Boutin.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,772 civilians reside within New Hampshire's sixteenth 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 David Boutin defeated Jane Cormier in the Republican primary. Boutin defeated write in candidate Maureen Raiche Manning (D) in the general election.[8]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 16 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Boutin Incumbent 54.2% 3,096
Jane Cormier 45.8% 2,613
Total Votes 5,709

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 David Boutin (R) defeated Kathleen Kelley (D) and Richard Tomasso (L) in the general election. All candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[9][10][11]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Boutin Incumbent 49.1% 13,876
     Democratic Kathleen Kelley 47.7% 13,480
     Libertarian Richard Tomasso 3.3% 921
Total Votes 28,277

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 16 have raised a total of $806,615. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $47,448 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 16
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $65,570 3 $21,857
2010 $61,147 2 $30,574
2008 $291,725 2 $145,863
2006 $162,053 2 $81,027
2004 $15,021 2 $7,511
2002 $67,009 3 $22,336
2000 $144,090 3 $48,030
Total $806,615 17 $47,448

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