New Hampshire State Senate District 22

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New Hampshire State Senate District 22
Current incumbentChuck Morse Republican Party
Population56,033
Ethnicity0.82% Black (Voting-Age), 2.7% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age77.04% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's twenty-second state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Chuck Morse.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 56,033 civilians reside within New Hampshire's twenty-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. Incumbent Chuck Morse was unopposed in the Republican primary. Morse defeated write in candidate Richard O'Shaughnessy (D) in the general election.[8][9]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 22 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Morse Incumbent 65.6% 12,928
     Democratic Richard O'Shaughnessy 34.4% 6,777
Total Votes 19,705

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 Chuck Morse (R) defeated Victoria Czaia (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[10][11][12][13]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Morse Incumbent 63.4% 16,972
     Democratic Victoria Czaia 36.6% 9,781
Total Votes 26,753

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 22 have raised a total of $518,415. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $32,401 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 22
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $127,134 2 $63,567
2010 $42,102 2 $21,051
2008 $74,489 2 $37,245
2006 $133,194 4 $33,299
2004 $61,840 2 $30,920
2002 $36,801 2 $18,401
2000 $42,855 2 $21,428
Total $518,415 16 $32,401

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