New Hampshire State Senate District 4

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New Hampshire State Senate District 4
Current incumbentDavid Watters Democratic Party
Population54,249
Ethnicity0.51% Black (Voting-Age), 0.9% Hispanic (Voting-Age)[1]
Voting age78.58% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's fourth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator David Watters.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,249 civilians reside within New Hampshire's fourth state senate district.[2] New Hampshire state senators represent an average of 54,853 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 51,491 residents.[4]

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:[5]

  • 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.[6]

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.[7][8]

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 David Watters was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Eddie Edwards was unopposed in the Republican primary. Watters and Edwards faced off in the general election.[9] Incumbent Watters defeated Edwards in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[10]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Watters Incumbent 55.6% 10,121
     Republican Eddie Edwards 44.4% 8,067
Total Votes 18,188

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. David Watters (D) defeated Phyllis Woods (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[11] [12][13]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Watters 60.9% 18,152
     Republican Phyllis Woods 39.1% 11,650
Total Votes 29,802

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 4 have raised a total of $705,499. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $39,194 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 4
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $116,612 2 $58,306
2010 $151,698 4 $37,925
2008 $133,943 2 $66,972
2006 $145,441 3 $48,480
2004 $44,720 2 $22,360
2002 $55,479 3 $18,493
2000 $57,606 2 $28,803
Total $705,499 18 $39,194
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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