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|Running for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sullivan 10|
|Date of primary||September 9, 2014|
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sullivan 4|
|June 2013 - present|
|December 3, 2014|
|Years in position||1|
|Base salary||$200/two-year term|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||June 4, 2013|
|First elected||June 4, 2013|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Osgood served in the House previously, representing Sullivan 4 from 2005 (following a special election win) to 2012.
Osgood's professional experience includes working as a business owner.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Osgood served on the following committee:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Ways and Means|
2013 special election
Osgood's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "New Hampshire is responsible for the cost of a basic and equal education for all children K through 12 even if some communities have to offset poorer communities. This is a State responsibility not an individual community one."
Respect of our founders
- Excerpt: "Dedicated to the true meaning of the constitution and the importance to acknowledge the reference to God in the Declaration of Independence. That we are endowed by our Creator with the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
- Excerpt: "Dedicated to protect the right to life. My convictions regarding the sanctity of life have always been clear and consistent. Life begins at conception."
Right to bear arms
- Excerpt: "Dedicated to our second amendment rights. Our founding fathers wanted to guarantee our God given liberties. They wanted us to be able to defend ourselves and that is why they gave us the second amendment."
Taxes and economy
- Excerpt: "Taxes are necessary to run government. The size of government is controllable. Keeping government small is important to keep taxes as low as possible. This will stimulate the economy and create jobs."
Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Incumbent John Cloutier is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Joe Osgood is unopposed in the Republican primary.
Osgood won election in the special election for New Hampshire House of Representatives Sullivan District 4. The seat was vacant following Thomas Donovan's (D) resignnation due to his health on February 20, 2013. Osgood defeated Larry Converse (D) in the special election, which took place on June 4.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sullivan District 4, Special Election, 2013|
Osgood ran in the 2012 election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 5. Osgood defeated Cynthia Coolidge Howard in the September 11th Republican primary election and was defeated by David Pierce (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New Hampshire State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012|
|New Hampshire State Senate, District 5 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Cynthia Coolidge Howard||26.8%||618|
Osgood advanced past the September 14 primary election. He faced incumbent John Cloutier (D), incumbent Raymond Gagnon (D), Larry Converse (D), Joshua Hansen (D), Matthew Baird-Torney (D), Paul LaCasse (R), Marie Lozito (R), Steve Picano (R) and Charlene Lovett (R) in the November 2 general election.
On November 4, 2008, Osgood finished second for the five-seat Sullivan 4 District in New Hampshire receiving 3,380 votes, behind Democrat Thomas Donovan (3,591), ahead of Democrats John Cloutier (3,257), Raymond Gagnon (3,196), Sandra Harris (3,185), Larry Converse (2,602), and Republicans Victor Bergeron (2,889), Chris Vinci (2,518), Ken Hall (2,427) and Ernest Bridge Jr. (1,735), and Others (11).
Osgood raised $1,726 toward his campaign.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sullivan 4|
|Thomas Donovan (D)||3,591|
|Philip Osgood (R)||3,380|
|John Cloutier (D)||3,257|
|Raymond Gagnon (D)||3,196|
|Sandra Harris (D)||3,185|
|Ernest Bridge Jr.||1,735|
In 2010, a year in which Osgood was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.
Osgood and his wife, Elaine, have three children.
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- New Hampshire House of Representatives
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- Official campaign website
- Profile from the New Hampshire House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Osgood
- joeosgood.com, Official campaign website
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2014 Filing Period," accessed July 1, 2014
- Concord Monitor, "2 Democrats resign from N.H. House, citing health and other reasons," February 20, 2013
- unionleader.com, "Filing period for special election for Claremont House seat opens today," April 7, 2013
- vnews.com, "Osgood Wins Claremont Seat," June 5, 2013
- sos.nh.gov, "Official special election results," accessed November 18, 2013
- WMUR Political Scoop "2012 Candidate List
- New Hampshire Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed May 16, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed May 16, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 16, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "State General Election Results- November 4, 2008," accessed May 16, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed June 17, 2014