New Hampshire State Senate District 6

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New Hampshire State Senate District 6
Current incumbentSam Cataldo Republican Party
Population56,650
Ethnicity0.99% Black (Voting-Age), 1.37% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age77.12% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's sixth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Sam Cataldo.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 56,650 civilians reside within New Hampshire's sixth 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. Richard Leonard was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Sam Cataldo was unopposed in the Republican primary. Leonard and Cataldo will face off in the general election.[8]

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. Sam Cataldo (R) defeated Richard Leonard (D) in the general election and Dick Green in the Republican primary. Leonard was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[9][10][11]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Cataldo 51.3% 12,764
     Democratic Richard Leonard 48.7% 12,127
Total Votes 24,891

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 6 have raised a total of $731,011. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $40,612 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $63,382 3 $21,127
2010 $267,955 2 $133,978
2008 $116,380 2 $58,190
2006 $71,151 3 $23,717
2004 $48,919 2 $24,460
2002 $98,722 3 $32,907
2000 $64,502 3 $21,501
Total $731,011 18 $40,612

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