New Hampshire State Senate District 17

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New Hampshire State Senate District 17
Current incumbentJohn Reagan Republican Party
Population58,086
Ethnicity0.6% Black (Voting-Age), 1.02% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age76.13% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's seventeenth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator John Reagan.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 58,086 civilians reside within New Hampshire's seventeenth 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. Nancy R.B. Fraher was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent John Reagan defeated Howard Pearl in the Republican primary. Pearl announced on August 6, 2014, that he was dropping out of the race, but his name remained on the ballot. Fraher and Reagan faced off in the general election.[8] Reagan defeated Fraher in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[9]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 17 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Reagan Incumbent 58.2% 11,669
     Democratic Nancy R.B. Fraher 41.8% 8,382
Total Votes 20,051
New Hampshire State Senate, District 17 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Reagan Incumbent 82.9% 4,045
Howard Pearl 17.1% 837
Total Votes 4,882

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. John Reagan (R) defeated Nancy R.B. Fraher (D) in the general election and Howard Pearl in the Republican primary. Fraher was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[10][11][12]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Reagan 52.8% 14,672
     Democratic Nancy R.B. Fraher 47.2% 13,138
Total Votes 27,810

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 17 have raised a total of $224,417. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $13,201 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 17
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $80,141 3 $26,714
2010 $17,225 2 $8,613
2008 $10,250 2 $5,125
2006 $39,650 2 $19,825
2004 $34,515 2 $17,258
2002 $18,622 2 $9,311
2000 $24,014 4 $6,004
Total $224,417 17 $13,201

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