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Karen Umberger
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Carroll 2
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
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
Bachelor'sNew Paltz
Master'sUniversity of Arkansas, 1974
Military service
Service/branchColonel, United States Air Force
Years of service28
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 30, 1945
Place of birthMassena, NY
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Karen C. Umberger (b. September 30, 1945) is a Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Carroll 2. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Umberger earned her B.A. from the State University of New York, New Paltz; and her M.A. from the University of Arkansas. Her professional experience includes working as a clerk for the North Conway Water Precinct since 2008. Umberger was a colonel in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1998.

Umberger has been a selectman for the Town of Conway from 2001-2007, and part of the budget committee for the Town of Conway from 2000 to 2001 and currently since 2007.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Finance - Division I

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Umberger served on the following committee:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011
Finance, Clerk
Finance - Division II

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. Incumbent Syndi White and incumbent Tom Buco are unopposed in the Democratic primary, while James LeFebvre, Frank McCarthy and Karen Umberger are unopposed in the Republican primary. Mark Hounsell is running as an Independent candidate.[2]

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Umberger won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Carroll 2. Umberger advanced past the September 11 primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Carroll 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Buco 18.8% 2,645
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Umberger Incumbent 17.6% 2,473
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSyndi White 16.9% 2,375
     Republican Frank McCarthy Incumbent 16.6% 2,338
     Democratic Dick Pollock 16.5% 2,320
     Republican Richard McClure 13.6% 1,905
Total Votes 14,056
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Carroll 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank McCarthy Incumbent 31% 701
Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Umberger Incumbent 29.3% 664
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard McClure 22.4% 507
Steven Steiner 17.3% 392
Total Votes 2,264

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Umberger was re-elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.[5][6]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Carroll 1 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gene Chandler (R) 2,999
Green check mark transparent.png Karen Umberger (R) 2,693
Green check mark transparent.png Frank McCarthy (R) 2,475
Green check mark transparent.png Laurie Pettengill (R) 2,380
Tom Buco (D) 2,296
Edward Butler (D) 2,279
Syndi White (D) 2,030
William Riley (D) 1,552

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Umberger ran for the Carroll District 1 of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, winning the fourth of four seats with 3,440 votes, behind Tom Buco (D) with 4,180 votes, Gene Chandler (R) with 4,065 votes, and Edward Butler (D) with 3,796 votes, and ahead of Syndi White (D) with 3,174 votes, Gino Funicella (D) with 2,800 votes, Daniel Avery Bacon (R) with 2,566 votes, Sue Wernette (R) with 2,555 votes, and 6 votes for Others.[7]

Umberger raised $1,412 for her campaign.[8]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Carroll District 1
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karen Umberger (R) 3,440
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Buco (D) 4,180
Green check mark transparent.png Gene Chandler (R) 4,065
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Butler (D) 3,796
Syndi White (D) 3,174
Gino Funicella (D) 2,800
Daniel Avery Bacon (R) 2,566
Sue Wernette (R) 2,555
Other 6

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Umberger is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Umberger raised a total of $1,412 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 20, 2013.[9]

Karen Umberger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Carroll 2 Won $0
2010 New Hampshire House, Carroll 1 Won $0
2008 New Hampshire House, Carroll 1 Won $1,412
Grand Total Raised $1,412

2012

Umberger won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Umberger did not raise any money.[10]

2010

Umberger won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Umberger did not raise any money.[11]

2008

Umberger won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Umberger raised a total of $1,412.

Scorecards

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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.

Personal

Umberger is married.

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Preceded by
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Carroll 1
2008–present
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