Timothy Horrigan

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Timothy Horrigan
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 6
Incumbent
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 7
2008 - August 2010
Personal
BirthdayOctober 3, 1956
ProfessionEducator, Writer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Timothy O. Horrigan (b. October 3, 1956) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Strafford 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Horrigan served in the House previously, representing Strafford 7 from 2008 until his resignation on August 12, 2010. He served as the town vice-chair of the Durham Democratic Committee; city chair for Lebanon, New Hampshire Democratic Committee; campaign staff of the Dukakis for President Committee; and volunteer for Democracy for America, Edwards for President Campaign, and MoveOn.org.

Biography

Horrigan earned his B.A. in English and M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and his M.B.A. in Marketing Management from the University of Southern California. His professional experience includes working as a self-employed writer, educational test scorer for Measured Progress, Navision database programmer for Enterprise Management Solutions, Press and Foundation Outreach consultant for Global Health Council, climatic data analyst for Vermont Weather Associates Limited, physical science technician for the Army Corps of Engineers and digital mapping technician for Geographic Data Technology.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Horrigan was appointed to this committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011
Petitions for Redress and Grievances

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Six candidates will face off in the Democratic primary, while one candidate is unopposed in the Republican primary. A full list of candidates running in this district can be found here.[2]

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Horrigan won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 6. Horrigan advanced past the September 11 primary and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Horrigan won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.[5][6]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 7 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Janet Wall (D) 4,920
Green check mark transparent.png Naida Kaen (D) 3,546
Green check mark transparent.png Jenna Roberts (D) 3,435
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Ginsburg (D) 3,316
Green check mark transparent.png Judith Spang (D) 3,330
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy Horrigan (D) 3,237
Ann Lane (R) 2,423
Amos Townsend (R) 2,002
David Childs (R) 2,002

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Horrigan finished sixth for the six-seat Strafford 7 District in New Hampshire receiving 5,629 votes, behind Democrats Janet Wall (8,056), Naida Kaen (5,936), Emma Rous (5,815), Marjorie Smith (5,730), and Judith Spang (5,668).[7]

Horrigan raised $780 toward his campaign.

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Horrigan was up for re-election, he collected $624 in donations.[8]

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.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of New Hampshire scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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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.

Controversies

2010 resignation

Horrigan resigned from the New Hampshire House of Representatives on August 12, 2010, following remarks he made on Facebook concerning Sarah Palin's death. He sent a letter of resignation to Speaker of the House Terie Norelli and apologized for his "thoughtless remarks."[9]

Horrigan was replying to a comment by Democratic candidate for New Hampshire House Keith Halloran. On a post about the plane crash in Alaska that killed former Senator Ted Stevens, Halloran wrote, "Just wish Sarah and Levy were on board." Horrigan went on to reply, "Well a dead Palin wd be even more dangerous than a live one...she is all about her myth & if she was dead she cldn't commit any more gaffes."[10]

Ryan Williams, spokesman for the New Hampshire Republican Party, said the comment was "a really callous, sick, twisted political analysis from a sitting state representative. Why are New Hampshire Democrats so obsessed with Sarah Palin dying? I don't know any normal people who spend their time discussing the death of their political rivals."[11]

On August 19, 2010, Horrigan sent a letter to Speaker of the House Terie Norelli, rescinding his August 12 resignation. However, Norelli's position was that because Horrigan's resignation became official the moment she accepted it, the resignation could not be rescinded. Immediately after the decision, Horrigan resumed his campaign and won election on November 2, 2010.[12]

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Political offices
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New Hampshire House Strafford 6 District
2012-present
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Political offices
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New Hampshire House Strafford 7 District
2010-2012
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Audrey M. Stevens (D)
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New Hampshire House Strafford 7 District
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