Richard Ames (New Hampshire)

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Richard Ames
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Cheshire 9
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
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
"Richard Ames" redirects here. For the 2010 North Dakota state senate candidate, see Richard Ames (North Dakota).


Richard Ames is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Cheshire 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means

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 Richard Ames and incumbent Douglas Ley were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Roger Creekmore was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ames, Ley and Creekmore will face off in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ames won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Cheshire 9. Ames 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, Cheshire 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Ames 30.7% 2,507
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas Ley 28.9% 2,364
     Republican Charlie Moore Incumbent 21.5% 1,758
     Republican Raymond Desmarais 18.9% 1,542
Total Votes 8,171

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ames is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ames raised a total of $12,141 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.[4]

Richard Ames's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Cheshire 9 Won $6,501
2010 New Hampshire House, Cheshire 7 Defeated $5,640
Grand Total Raised $12,141

2012

Ames won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ames raised a total of $6,501.
New Hampshire House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Ames (New Hampshire)'s campaign in 2012
Common Sense for New Hampshire$650
Thompson, Dennis$350
Thompson, Carol$300
Gehlbach, Carol$250
Read, Prudence$100
Total Raised in 2012$6,501
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ames won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ames raised a total of $5,640.

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.

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