Peter Schmidt

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Peter Schmidt
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 19
Incumbent
In office
2002 - present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Peter B. Schmidt is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Strafford 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Schmidt's professional experience includes working as a teacher and university instructor.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schmidt served on the following committee:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Executive Departments and Administration

2011-2012

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011
Executive Departments and Administration

Issues

In-state tuition for non-citizens

Schmidt introduced legislation that would allow non-citizens to qualify for in-state tuition if they met all of the other requirements associated with qualifying for in-state tuition. The bill would require that non-citizens have filed paperwork to apply for legal immigration status or will file paperwork as soon as she or he is eligible to do so. This legislation would apply to the University System of New Hampshire, and partially reverses legislation passed during the 2011-2012 legislative session that requires students to swear under oath that they have legal residency in the United States before they may qualify for in-state tuition.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Incumbent Peter Schmidt was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Guy J. Eaton was unopposed in the Republican primary. Schmidt and Eaton will face off in the general election.[3]

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schmidt won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 19. Schmidt advanced past the September 11 primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Schmidt Incumbent 100% 3,588
Total Votes 3,588
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 19 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Schmidt Incumbent 64.2% 357
Mark Ryder 35.8% 199
Total Votes 556

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Schmidt won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.[6][7]

Schmidt advanced past the September 14 primary election. He faced incumbent David Watters (D), incumbent Brendon Browne (D), Christopher Buck (R), and Greg Vatistas (R) in the November 2 general election.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 4 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Watters (D) 1,542
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Schmidt (D) 1,507
Green check mark transparent.png Brendon Browne (D) 1,419
Greg Vatistas (R) 964
Christopher Buck (R) 955

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Schmidt finished first for the three-seat Strafford 4 District in New Hampshire receiving 2,624 votes, ahead of Democrats David Watters (2,566), Brendon Browne and Republican Matt Mayberry (1,624) and others (8).[8]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 4
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Schmidt (D) 2,624
Green check mark transparent.png David Watters (D) 2,566
Green check mark transparent.png Brendon Browne (D) 2,417
Matt Mayberry (R) 1,624
Others 8

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Schmidt was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.[9]

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.

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