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New Hampshire State Senate District 7

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New Hampshire State Senate District 7
Current incumbentAndrew Hosmer Democratic Party
Population54,987
Ethnicity0.55% Black (Voting-Age), 0.99% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age77.46% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's seventh state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Andrew Hosmer.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,987 civilians reside within New Hampshire's seventh 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 Andrew Hosmer was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kathleen Lauer-Rago was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hosmer and Lauer-Rago faced off in the general election.[8] A mandatory recount was triggered due to Hosmer winning by 131 votes.[9] A recount took place on Wednesday, November 12, 2014[10], and Hosner was declared the winner.[11]


New Hampshire State Senate District 7, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Hosmer Incumbent 50.3% 9,578
     Republican Kathleen Lauer-Rago 49.5% 9,423
     NA Scatter 0.1% 24
Total Votes 19,025

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. Andrew Hosmer (D) defeated Joshua Youssef (R) in the general election. Hosmer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Youssef defeated William Grimm in the Republican primary.[12] [13][14][15]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew J. Hosmer 59.1% 15,573
     Republican Joshua F. Youssef 40.9% 10,768
Total Votes 26,341

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 7 have raised a total of $850,149. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $47,231 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 7
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $113,445 4 $28,361
2010 $151,679 2 $75,840
2008 $121,944 3 $40,648
2006 $182,187 2 $91,094
2004 $56,755 2 $28,378
2002 $87,900 3 $29,300
2000 $136,239 2 $68,120
Total $850,149 18 $47,231
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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