New Hampshire State Senate District 2

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New Hampshire State Senate District 2
Current incumbentJeanie Forrester Republican Party
Population57,095
Ethnicity0.43% Black (Voting-Age), 0.84% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age81.31% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's second state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Jeanie Forrester.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 57,095 civilians reside within New Hampshire's second 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. Carolyn Mello was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jeanie Forrester defeated Timothy Condon in the Republican primary. Mello and Forrester faced off in the general election.[8] Incumbent Forrester defeated Mello in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[9]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeanie Forrester Incumbent 62.7% 12,657
     Democratic Carolyn Mello 37.3% 7,521
Total Votes 20,178
New Hampshire State Senate, District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeanie Forrester Incumbent 78.7% 4,180
Timothy Condon 21.3% 1,133
Total Votes 5,313

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 Jeanie Forrester (R) defeated Robert Lamb, Jr. (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[10][11]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeanie Forrester Incumbent 54.1% 14,943
     Democratic Robert Lamb, Jr. 45.9% 12,680
Total Votes 27,623

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 2 have raised a total of $747,058. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $33,957 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 2
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $160,391 2 $80,196
2010 $167,965 3 $55,988
2008 $87,516 3 $29,172
2006 $130,986 2 $65,493
2004 $74,056 3 $24,685
2002 $95,542 7 $13,649
2000 $30,602 2 $15,301
Total $747,058 22 $33,957
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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