Sharon Carson

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Sharon Carson
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New Hampshire State Senate District 14
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sMount Wachussett Community College, 1986
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Hampshire, 1996
Master'sUniversity of New Hampshire, 1998
Personal
BirthdayNovember 11, 1957
Place of birthLimestone, Maine
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sharon M. Carson (b. November 11, 1957) is a Republican member of the New Hampshire State Senate, representing District 14. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Carson served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008.

Biography

Carson earned her A.S. from Mount Wachussett Community College in 1986; and her B.A., M.A. and A.B.D. from the University of New Hampshire in 1996, 1998 and 2001, respectively. Her professional experience includes serving on the Adjunct Faculty at Nashua Community College and working as a Teaching Assistant for the University of New Hampshire from 1999 to 2002. Carson was a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army Reserve, serving as a Medical Technologist at the 323rd Medical Lab from 1978 to 1996.

Carson's political experience includes serving as a delegate at the New Hampshire State Convention from 1998 to 2000.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Executive Departments and Administration, Chair
Judiciary, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carson served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire State Senate 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. Kate Messner was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Sharon Carson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Messner and Carson will face off in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2012

Carson won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 14. Carson ran unopposed in the September 11th Republican primary election and defeated Katherine Messner (D) and Richard B. Kahn (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Carson Incumbent 53.5% 13,701
     Democratic Katherine Messner 40.8% 10,466
     Libertarian Richard Kahn 5.7% 1,466
Total Votes 25,633

2010

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Carson won election to the New Hampshire State Senate. She faced no opposition in the September 14 primary and defeated Tammy Marie Siekmann in the general election.[4][5]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 14 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Carson (R) 11,350
Tammy Marie Siekmann (D) 5,131

2008

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Sharon Carson won the election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 14 with 14,106 votes.

Carson raised $35,713 for her campaign.[6]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 14 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Carson (R) 14,106
Amlaw (D) 9,902
Others 28

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carson is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Carson raised a total of $129,908 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[7]

Sharon Carson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire Senate, District 14 Won $53,014
2010 New Hampshire Senate, District 14 Won $41,181
2008 New Hampshire Senate, District 14 Won $35,713
2006 New Hampshire House, Rockingham 3 Won $0
2004 New Hampshire House, Rockingham 3 Won $0
2002 New Hampshire House, District 75 Won $0
2000 New Hampshire House, District 75 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $129,908

2012

Carson won re-election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Carson raised a total of $53,014.
New Hampshire State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sharon Carson's campaign in 2012
Legislative Solutions LLC$2,500
Public Service of New Hampshire$2,000
Robert E. Clegg, Jr.$2,000
Walgreens$1,889
PHRMA$1,750
Total Raised in 2012$53,014
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Carson won re-election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Carson raised a total of $41,181.

2008

Carson won election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Carson raised a total of $53,014.

2006

Carson won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Carson did not raise any money.[8]

2004

Carson won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Carson did not raise any money.[9]

2002

Carson won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Carson did not raise any money.[10]

2000

Carson won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Carson did not raise any money.[11]

Scorecards

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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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.

  • Legislators are scored based on votes on bills relating to economic freedom and prosperity.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on bills relating to economic freedom and prosperity.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 162nd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 5 through July 1. In 2012, the 162nd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 4 through June 27.

  • Legislators are scored based on if they voted with the traditional principles and values of the Republican Party.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on 39 roll call votes in the House and 20 roll call votes in the Senate during the 2011-2012 session.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Sharon Carson endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [12]

Personal

Carson and her husband, Gregory, have two children.

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