New Hampshire State Senate District 23

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New Hampshire State Senate District 23
Current incumbentRussell Prescott Republican Party
Population56,793
Ethnicity0.61% Black (Voting-Age), 1.26% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age77.63% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's twenty-third state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Russell Prescott.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 56,793 civilians reside within New Hampshire's twenty-third 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. Donna Schlachman was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Russell Prescott was unopposed in the Republican primary. Schlachman and Prescott faced off in the general election.[8] Incumbent Prescott defeated Schlachman in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[9]

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 Russell Prescott (R) defeated Carol E. Croteau (D) in the general election and Dennis Acton in the Republican primary. Croteau was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[10][11][12]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRussell Prescott Incumbent 53.5% 15,029
     Democratic Carol Croteau 46.5% 13,076
Total Votes 28,105

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 23 have raised a total of $888,571. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $49,365 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 23
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $64,059 3 $21,353
2010 $156,893 2 $78,447
2008 $157,852 2 $78,926
2006 $132,681 2 $66,341
2004 $132,635 2 $66,318
2002 $127,753 4 $31,938
2000 $116,698 3 $38,899
Total $888,571 18 $49,365

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