New Hampshire State Senate District 20

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New Hampshire State Senate District 20
Current incumbentLou D'Allesandro Democratic Party
Population52,778
Ethnicity3.43% Black (Voting-Age), 5.6% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age79.55% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's twentieth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Lou D'Allesandro.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 52,778 civilians reside within New Hampshire's twentieth 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 Lou D'Allesandro was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Eileen Landies was unopposed in the Republican primary. D'Allesandro and Landies will faced off in the general election.[8] Incumbent D'Allesandro defeated Landies in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[9]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 20 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLou D'Allesandro Incumbent 57.9% 7,973
     Republican Eileen Landies 42.1% 5,787
Total Votes 13,760

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 Lou D'Allesandro (D) defeated Phil Greazzo (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[10][11][12]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLou D'Allesandro Incumbent 63.1% 13,264
     Republican Phil Greazzo 36.9% 7,754
Total Votes 21,018

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 20 have raised a total of $902,012. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $64,429 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 20
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $150,824 2 $75,412
2010 $155,477 2 $77,739
2008 $147,928 2 $73,964
2006 $207,179 2 $103,590
2004 $76,520 2 $38,260
2002 $68,851 2 $34,426
2000 $95,233 2 $47,617
Total $902,012 14 $64,429

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