New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

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New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

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New Hampshire State Senate
Elections for the office of New Hampshire's State Senate were held in New Hampshire on November 2, 2010.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 11, 2010. The primary election day was September 14, 2010.

See also: New Hampshire State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:


  1. Amanda Merrill
  2. Andy Sanborn
  3. Bob Odell
  4. Chuck Morse
  5. David Boutin
  6. Fenton Groen
  7. Gary Lambert
  8. Jeanie Forrester
  9. Jeb Bradley
  10. Jim Forsythe
  11. Jim Luther
  12. Jim Rausch
  13. John Barnes (New Hampshire)
  14. John Gallus
  15. Lou D'Allesandro
  16. Matthew Houde
  17. Molly Kelly
  18. Nancy Stiles
  19. Peter Bragdon
  20. Raymond White
  21. Russell Prescott
  22. Sharon Carson
  23. Sylvia Larsen
  24. Tom DeBlois

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the New Hampshire State Senate:

New Hampshire State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 14 5
     Republican Party 10 19
Total 24 24


Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in New Hampshire in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 54 $2,461,574
2008 54 $2,618,697
2006 52 $2,684,106
2004 56 $2,045,226
2002 68 $1,764,674

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $2,461,574 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[2]

Donor Amount
New Hampshire Association of Realtors $36,300
Sanborn, Andy $35,623
Angerhofer, Peter $34,734
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire $32,800
Forrester, Jeanie $30,150
New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association $25,850
Gallagher Callahan & Gartrell $24,200
Electrical Workers Local 2320 $22,500
Wendelboe, Fran $21,050
Tausch, Frederick W $20,000


Incumbency

Primary challenges

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

One incumbent faced competition in the September 14 primary:

Retiring incumbents

Five incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 19 incumbents (79.17%) ran for re-election. Of the five incumbents who did not run for re-election, two are Democrats and three are Republican.

Incumbents who retired:

Qualifications

Article 29 of Part 2 of the New Hampshire Constitution states, "Provided nevertheless, that no person shall be capable of being elected a senator, who is not of the age of thirty years, and who shall not have been an inhabitant of this state for seven years immediately preceding his election, and at the time thereof he shall be an inhabitant of the district for which he shall be chosen. Should such person, after election, cease to be an inhabitant of the district for which he was chosen, he shall be disqualified to hold said position and a vacancy shall be declared therein."

List of candidates

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District 1

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • John Gallus: 4,224 Approveda Incumbent Gallus was first elected in 2002.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dorothy Solomon: 6,113
Republican Party John Gallus: 11,021 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Deborah Reynolds9,414
Republican Party Jeanie Forrester: 11,362 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • Jeb Bradley: 6,453 Approveda Incumbent Bradley was first elected in 2009.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Beverly Woods: 7,405
Republican Party Jeb Bradley: 13,716 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • Jim Forsythe: 3,329 Approveda
  • George Hurt: 2,281
  • David Bickford: 986
Note: Incumbent Kathleen Sgambati (D) did not run for re-election.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrew Hosmer: 7,117
Republican Party Jim Forsythe: 11,737 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Matthew Houde: 3,348 Approveda Incumbent Houde was first elected in 2008.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Matthew Houde: 11,014 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Danforth: 7,465

District 6

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jacalyn Cilley: 7,854
Republican Party Fenton Groen: 9,345 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:

Note: Incumbent Harold Janeway did not seek re-election in 2010.

Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michele Tremblay: 8,887
Republican Party Andy Sanborn: 10,816 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • Bob Odell: 4,810 Approveda Incumbent Odell was first elected in 2002.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harold Perkins: 5,688
Republican Party Bob Odell: 12,631 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

Note: Incumbent Republican Sheila Roberge did not seek re-election in 2010.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Jones: 7,421
Republican Party Raymond White: 14,599 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Molly Kelly: 3,048 Approveda Incumbent Kelly was first elected in 2006.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Molly Kelly: 9,042 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom Eaton: 7,742

District 11

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • Peter Bragdon: 5,474 Approveda Incumbent Bragdon was first elected in 2004.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roger Tilton: 9,319
Republican Party Peter Bragdon: 13,070 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Peggy Gilmour: 2,033 Approveda Incumbent Gilmour was first elected in 2008.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peggy Gilmour: 8,811
Republican Party Jim Luther: 9,876 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Bette Lasky: 1,439 Approveda Incumbent Lasky was first elected in 2008.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bette Lasky: 5,204
Republican Party Gary Lambert: 5,886 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • Sharon Carson: 4,241 Approveda Incumbent Carson was first elected in 2008.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tammy Marie Siekmann: 5,131
Republican Party Sharon Carson: 11,350 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Sylvia Larsen: 4,446 Approveda Incumbent Larsen was first elected in 1994.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sylvia Larsen: 12,069 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chris Wood: 7,496

District 16

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • David Boutin: 6,087 Approveda Incumbent Boutin was first elected in 2010.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathleen Kelley: 8,500
Republican Party David Boutin: 11,678 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • John Barnes: 5,866 Approveda Incumbent Barnes was first elected in 2000.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles Proulx: 5,743
Republican Party John Barnes: 13,254 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Betsi DeVries: 1,806 Approveda Incumbent DeVries was first elected in 2006.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Betsi DeVries: 6,450
Republican Party Tom DeBlois: 8,439 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

Note: Incumbent Republican Robert Letourneau did not seek re-election in 2010.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kristi St. Laurent: 5,365
Republican Party Jim Rausch: 11,309 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lou D'Allesandro: 6,656 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joseph Kelly Levasseur: 6,491

District 21

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Amanda Merrill: 1,596 Approveda Incumbent Merrill was first elected in 2008.
  • Peter MacDonald: 280
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Amanda Merrill: 9,634 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Peter Angerhofer: 7,931

District 22

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

Note: Incumbent Republican Michael Downing did not seek re-election in 2010.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rebecca Fee: 4,594
Republican Party Chuck Morse: 12,325 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Margaret Hassan: 9,606
Republican Party Russell Prescott: 11,001 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Martha Clark: 2,393 Approveda Incumbent Clark was first elected in 2004.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Martha Clark: 11,056
Republican Party Nancy Stiles: 11,594 Green check mark transparent.png

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