New Hampshire State Senate District 9

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New Hampshire State Senate District 9
Current incumbentAndy Sanborn Republican Party
Population57,859
Ethnicity0.84% Black (Voting-Age), 1.46% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age73.77% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New Hampshire's ninth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Andy Sanborn.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 57,859 civilians reside within New Hampshire's ninth 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. Lee Nyquist was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Andy Sanborn was unopposed in the Republican primary. Nyquist and Sanborn will faced off in the general election.[8] Incumbent Sanborn defeated Nyquist, and was re-elected for another term.[9]


New Hampshire State Senate, District 9 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Sanborn Incumbent 53.3% 12,310
     Democratic Lee Nyquist 46.7% 10,804
Total Votes 23,114

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. Andy Sanborn (R) defeated Lee C. Nyquist (D) in the general election and Michael Kenney and Ken Hawkins in the Republican primary. Nyquist was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[10][11][12]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Sanborn 50.3% 15,454
     Democratic Lee Nyquist 49.7% 15,241
Total Votes 30,695
New Hampshire State Senate, District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Sanborn 61.1% 3,732
Ken Hawkins 28.5% 1,738
Michael F. Kenney 10.4% 634
Total Votes 6,104

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Hampshire State Senate District 9 have raised a total of $547,591. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $28,821 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire State Senate District 9
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $357,525 4 $89,381
2010 $57,140 3 $19,047
2008 $40,916 2 $20,458
2006 $32,851 3 $10,950
2004 $21,700 2 $10,850
2002 $8,046 2 $4,023
2000 $29,413 3 $9,804
Total $547,591 19 $28,821

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