Ruth Heden

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Ruth Heden
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 23
Incumbent
In office
December 5, 2012 - present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ruth S. Heden is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough 23. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Heden served on the following committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives 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. Five candidates faced off in the Democratic primary, while four candidates were unopposed in the Republican primary. A full list of candidates running in the general election can be found here.[1]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Heden Incumbent 22.7% 333
Green check mark transparent.pngDorothy Lindon 21.5% 315
Green check mark transparent.pngElise deMichael 22.7% 333
Green check mark transparent.pngHerb Salmon 19.1% 280
Mark Linn 13.9% 204
Total Votes 1,465

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heden won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 23. Heden was unopposed in the September 11 primary and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Willette Incumbent 15.1% 3,789
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Heden 13.3% 3,326
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShawn Sweeney 12.7% 3,187
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Palmer Incumbent 12.4% 3,099
     Republican Andrew Seale 12.2% 3,048
     Democratic Andy Hughes 12% 2,997
     Democratic Roger Tilton 11.4% 2,845
     Democratic Herb Salmon 11% 2,748
Total Votes 25,039

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

Heden failed to advance past the November 2, 2010, general election.

Heden advanced past the September 14 primary election. She faced incumbent Shannon Chandley (D), incumbent Robert Rowe (R), incumbent Gary Daniels (R), incumbent Robert Willette (R), incumbent William Belvin (R), incumbent Stephen Palmer (R), John McDermott (D), Nicole Chininis (D), Callen Maynard (D), John Shonle (D), Stephen Stepanek (R), Peter Hansen (R), and Sean Coughlin (R) in the November 2 general election.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 6 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Willette (R) 5,536
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Stepanek (R) 5,519
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Rowe (R) 5,433
Green check mark transparent.png William Belvin (R) 5,409
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Daniels (R) 5,385
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Hansen (R) 5,222
Green check mark transparent.png Sean Coughlin (R) 4,680
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Palmer (R) 4,665
Shannon Chandley (D) 3,924
Ruth Heden (D) 3,490
John McDermott (D) 3,061
Nicole Chininis (D) 2,951
Callen Maynard (D) 2,709
John Shonle (D) 2,543

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Heden is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Heden raised a total of $10,527 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[4]

Ruth Heden's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 23 Won $0
2002 New Hampshire House, District 47 Defeated $0
2000 New Hampshire House, District 13 Defeated $0
1998 New Hampshire Senate, District 11 Defeated $10,527
Grand Total Raised $10,527

2012

Heden won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Heden raised a total of $0.
New Hampshire House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ruth Heden's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money

2002

Heden lost the election for the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Heden raised a total of $0.

2000

Heden lost the election for the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Heden raised a total of $0.

1998

Heden lost the election for the New Hampshire State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Heden raised a total of $10,527.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in New Hampshire

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 2 to July 1. In 2014, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 8 through June 13.

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