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Barbara French

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Barbara French
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 6
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
Prior offices
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 5
1992 - 1994, 1996 - 2010
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Hampshire, Cornell University
Master'sMount Saint Mary College
Personal
BirthdayJuly 1, 1926
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Barbara C. French (b. July 1, 1926) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Merrimack 6. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

French served in the House previously, representing Merrimack 5 from 1992 to 1994, and from 1996 to 2010. She was a member of the Henniker Planning Board as well as a member and chair of the Henniker Democratic Committee.

Biography

French earned her B.S. from the University of New Hampshire; B.S.N. from Cornell University, New York Hospital School of Nursing and M.Ed. from Mount Saint Mary College. Her professional experience includes working as a school nurse; clinical nurse at Cornell University - New York Hospital; head nurse instructor at New Hampshire State Hospital; child welfare social worker at the State of New Hampshire Department of Welfare and drug education consultant at the New Hampshire Department of Education.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, French served on the following committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2009
Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

Elections

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

French won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 6. French advanced past 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, Merrimack 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara French 29.8% 1,889
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeoffrey Hirsch 28.1% 1,782
     Republican Mark Lindsley Incumbent 21.8% 1,381
     Republican Dan McCormick 20.4% 1,291
Total Votes 6,343
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 6 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara French 42.5% 455
Green check mark transparent.pngGeoffrey Hirsch 38.9% 416
Eleanor Glynn Kjellman 18.6% 199
Total Votes 1,070

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

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

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 5 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Mark Lindsley (R) 1,216
Green check mark transparent.png Laurie Sanborn (R) 1,184
Barbara French (D) 1,160
Elizabeth Rodd (D) 1,083

2008

On November 4, 2008, Barbara French won one of the two seats in the Merrimack 5 District of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, receiving 1,902 votes.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack District 5
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Barbara French (D) 1,902
Green check mark transparent.png Elizabeth Rodd (D) 1,724
Meaney (R) 1,350
Kjellman (D) 206
Others 7

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for French is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, French raised a total of $4,411 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 10, 2013.[4]

Barbara French's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 6 Won $0
2010 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 5 Defeated $0
2008 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 5 Won $1,575
2006 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 5 Won $1,936
2004 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 5 Won $675
2002 New Hampshire House, District 34 Won $225
2000 New Hampshire House, District 3 Won $0
1998 New Hampshire House, District 3 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $4,411

2012

French won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, French raised a total of $0.

2010

French lost the election for the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, French raised a total of $0.

2008

French won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, French raised a total of $1,575.

2006

French won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, French raised a total of $1,936.

2004

French won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, French raised a total of $675.

2002

French won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, French raised a total of $225.

2000

French won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, French raised a total of $0.

1998

French won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, French raised a total of $0.

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