New Hampshire State Senate District 18

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New Hampshire State Senate District 18
Current incumbentDonna Soucy Democratic Party
Population54,574
Ethnicity3.33% Black (Voting-Age), 6.53% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age75.14% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's eighteenth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Donna Soucy.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,574 civilians reside within New Hampshire's eighteenth 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. Incumbent Donna Soucy was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while George Lambert defeated Robyn M. Dunphy in the Republican primary. Soucy and Lambert will face off in the general election.[8]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 18 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Lambert 56.2% 1,780
Robyn Dunphy 43.8% 1,386
Total Votes 3,166

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. Donna Soucy (D) defeated J. Gail Barry (R) and Arthur J. Beaudry (I) in the general election. All candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[9][10][11]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Soucy 51.6% 12,139
     Republican J. Gail Barry 34.1% 8,024
     Independent Arthur J. Beaudry 14.3% 3,378
Total Votes 23,541

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 18 have raised a total of $809,508. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $40,475 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 18
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $130,341 4 $32,585
2010 $164,158 2 $82,079
2008 $151,506 2 $75,753
2006 $128,950 2 $64,475
2004 $74,937 2 $37,469
2002 $69,141 4 $17,285
2000 $90,475 4 $22,619
Total $809,508 20 $40,475
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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