New Hampshire State Senate District 8

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New Hampshire State Senate District 8
Current incumbentJerry Little Republican Party
Population54,222
Ethnicity0.6% Black (Voting-Age), 0.82% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age79.83% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's eighth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Jerry Little.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,222 civilians reside within New Hampshire's eighth 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. Linda Tanner was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jerry Little defeated J.P. Marzullo in the Republican primary. Tanner and Little faced off in the general election.[8] Little defeated Tanner in the general election, and was elected to the seat.[9]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 8 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Little 55.5% 12,033
     Democratic Linda Tanner 44.5% 9,649
Total Votes 21,682
New Hampshire State Senate, District 8 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Little 69.3% 4,100
J.P. Marzullo 30.7% 1,817
Total Votes 5,917

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 Bob Odell (R) defeated Ckristopher Wallenstein (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 11 primary elections.[10][11][12][13]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Odell Incumbent 61.4% 17,709
     Democratic Ckristopher Wallenstein 38.6% 11,138
Total Votes 28,847

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 8 have raised a total of $539,438. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $41,495 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 8
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $49,215 2 $24,608
2010 $45,843 2 $22,922
2008 $131,046 2 $65,523
2006 $75,822 2 $37,911
2004 $120,574 2 $60,287
2002 $105,284 2 $52,642
2000 $11,654 1 $11,654
Total $539,438 13 $41,495
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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