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New Hampshire State Senate District 21

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New Hampshire State Senate District 21
Current incumbentMartha Fuller Clark Democratic Party
Population57,893
Ethnicity1.53% Black (Voting-Age), 1.75% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age81.98% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's twenty-first state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Martha Fuller Clark.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 57,893 civilians reside within New Hampshire's twenty-first 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 Martha Fuller Clark was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Phil Nazzaro defeated Dennis Lamare and Peter Macdonald in the Republican primary. Fuller Clark and Nazzaro will face off in the general election.[8]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 21 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Nazzaro 53.4% 1,408
Peter Macdonald 28% 739
Dennis Lamare 18.5% 488
Total Votes 2,635

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. Martha Fuller Clark (D) defeated Peter Macdonald (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[9][10][11][12]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartha Fuller Clark 69.5% 19,740
     Republican Peter Macdonald 30.5% 8,674
Total Votes 28,414

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 21 have raised a total of $414,396. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $21,810 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 21
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $55,480 2 $27,740
2010 $104,594 3 $34,865
2008 $56,909 3 $18,970
2006 $28,124 1 $28,124
2004 $92,126 5 $18,425
2002 $59,923 3 $19,974
2000 $17,240 2 $8,620
Total $414,396 19 $21,810

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