Neal Kurk

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Neal Kurk
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 2
Incumbent
In office
1986 - present
Term ends
December 6, 2016
Years in position 29
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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CandidateVerification
Neal M. Kurk is a Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Kurk served on the following committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2015
Finance, Chair
Finance - Division I
Finance - Division II
Finance - Division III

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Kurk served on the following committees:

2011-2012

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

Issues

NSA surveillance

In January 2014, Kurk and State Rep. Emily Sandblade introduced legislation pushing back against the National Security Agency and the federal government’s warrant-less surveillance programs. The legislation would prohibit state officials from searching portable electronic devices without a warrant, which would result in a Class-A misdemeanor for the official caught, including jail time and potential fines or probation.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. James Ashworth, Arnold Rocklin-Weare and Ellen Dokton were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Gary Hopper, incumbent Neal Kurk and Daniel Donovan defeated Christine C. Ivinjack in the Republican primary. Lisa M. Wilber ran as a Libertarian candidate. Ashworth, Rocklin-Weare, Docton, Kurk, Donovan, Hopper and Wilber faced off in the general election.[2][3] All three Republicans were victorious in the contest, with Kurk, Hopper, and Donovan defeating Ashworth, Dokton, Wilber, and Rocklin-Weare in the general election.[4]

New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 2 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Hopper Incumbent 18.9% 1,784
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeal Kurk Incumbent 18.3% 1,731
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Donovan 17.1% 1,619
     Democratic Arnold Rocklin-Weare 12.8% 1,206
     Democratic James Ashworth 10.8% 1,020
     Libertarian Lisa M. Wilber 10.2% 969
     Democratic Ellen Dokton 10.1% 951
     Republican Christine C. Ivinjack (write-in) 1.8% 168
     NA Scatter 0.1% 9
Total Votes 9,457


New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 2 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGary Hopper Incumbent 26.6% 593
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Donovan 26% 581
Green check mark transparent.pngNeal Kurk Incumbent 25.8% 576
Christine Ivinjack 21.6% 483
Total Votes 2,233

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kurk won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 2. Kurk was unopposed in the September 11 primary election and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEvelyn Connor 19.3% 2,695
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Hopper Incumbent 17.3% 2,411
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeal Kurk Incumbent 17.1% 2,393
     Republican Daniel Donovan Incumbent 16.7% 2,338
     Democratic Arnold Rocklin-Weare 14.9% 2,078
     Democratic James Ashworth 14.7% 2,058
Total Votes 13,973

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Kurk was re-elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.[7][8]

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Kurk was re-elected by finishing second in the Hillsborough 7 District of the New Hampshire House of Representatives taking one of the eight potential seats there. Kurk (5,868) finished second only to Randolph Holden (5,924). He was followed by Lawrence Emerton (5,711), Gary Hopper (5,478), Russell Day (5,272), John Hikel (5,263), Kevin Hodges (5,040), Calvin Pratt (4,914), David Martin (4,836), Katelyn Karens (4,727), Stephen Brozowski (4,351), Becky McMennamin (4,231), Leigh Douglass (3,981), Derek Winsor (3,829), Benjamin Hampton (3,527), George McMennamin (3,516), Lisa Wilber (2,242), and others (17) who were presumably write-ins.[9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Randolph Holden (R) 5,924
Green check mark transparent.png Neal Kurk (R) 5,868
Green check mark transparent.png Lawrence Emerton (R) 5,711
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Hopper (R) 5,478
Green check mark transparent.png Russell Day (R) 5,272
Green check mark transparent.png John Hikel (R) 5,263
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Hodges (D) 5,040
Green check mark transparent.png Calvin Pratt (R) 4,914
David Martin (R) 4,836
Katelyn Karens (D) 4,727
Stephen Brozowski (D) 4,351
Becky McMennamin (D) 4,231
Leigh Douglass (D) 3,981
Derek Winsor (D) 3,829
Benjamin Hampton (D) 3,527
George McMennamin (D) 3,516
Lisa Wilber (L) 2,242
Others 17

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kurk is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Kurk raised a total of $2,356 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 1, 2013.[10]

Neal Kurk's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 2 Won $0
2010 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 7 Won $508
2008 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 7 Won $0
2006 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 7 Won $1,848
2004 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 7 Won $0
2002 New Hampshire House, District 48 Won $0
2000 New Hampshire House, District 5 Won $0
1998 New Hampshire House, District 5 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $2,356

2012

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

2010

Kurk won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Kurk raised a total of $508.

2008

Kurk won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Kurk raised a total of $0.

2006

Kurk won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Kurk raised a total of $1,848.

2004

Kurk won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Kurk raised a total of $0.

2002

Kurk won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Kurk raised a total of $0.

2000

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

1998

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

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.
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  • 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.

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