New Hampshire State Senate District 4
|New Hampshire State Senate District 4|
|Current incumbent||David Watters|
|Ethnicity||0.51% Black (Voting-Age), 0.9% Hispanic (Voting-Age)|
|Voting age||78.58% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,249 civilians reside within New Hampshire's fourth state senate district. New Hampshire state senators represent an average of 54,853 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 51,491 residents.
About the office
- 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
- 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.
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.
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. Incumbent Watters defeated Edwards in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.
|New Hampshire State Senate, District 4 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||David Watters Incumbent||55.6%||10,121|
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. 
|New Hampshire State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012|
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|
|* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.|
- New Hampshire General Court
- New Hampshire State Senate
- New Hampshire House of Representatives
- New Hampshire state legislative districts
- For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
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- National Conference of State Legislatures, "2010 Legislator Compensation Data"
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