New Hampshire State Senate District 19

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New Hampshire State Senate District 19
Current incumbentJim Rausch Republican Party
Population55,224
Ethnicity0.94% Black (Voting-Age), 2.07% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age74.85% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's nineteenth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Jim Rausch.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,224 civilians reside within New Hampshire's nineteenth 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. Kristi St. Laurent was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Regina Birdsell defeated Jim Foley and Frank Sapareto in the Republican primary. Laurent and Birdsell will face off in the general election.[8]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 19 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRegina Birdsell 40% 1,980
Jim Foley 30.8% 1,527
Frank Sapareto 29.2% 1,447
Total Votes 4,954

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 Jim Rausch (R) defeated R. Christopher Reisdorf (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[9][10][11][12]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Rausch Incumbent 60.3% 15,927
     Democratic Christopher Reisdorf 39.7% 10,473
Total Votes 26,400

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 19 have raised a total of $571,174. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $31,732 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 19
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $33,615 2 $16,808
2010 $45,837 2 $22,919
2008 $157,803 2 $78,902
2006 $106,704 2 $53,352
2004 $68,626 3 $22,875
2002 $91,751 3 $30,584
2000 $66,838 4 $16,710
Total $571,174 18 $31,732

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