Sylvia Larsen

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Sylvia Larsen
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New Hampshire State Senate District 15
Incumbent
In office
1994 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 20
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President, New Hampshire State Senate
2006 - 2010
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalDecember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972
Personal
Birthday07/14/1949
Place of birthTroy, OH
ReligionCongregational
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Sylvia B. Larsen (b. July 14, 1949) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire State Senate, representing District 15. She was first elected to the chamber in 1994. A former Senate Democratic Leader and President of the Senate, Larsen currently serves as Minority Leader.

Larsen was Councilor-at-Large for the City of Concord from 1989 to 1998.

Biography

Larsen earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1972. Her professional experience includes working as an Administrative Assistant for the Wisconsin State Senate from 1972 to 1979, Legislative Liaison for Governor Hugh Gallen from 1979 to 1981, public relations consultant for the New Hampshire DD Council, and president of Bancroft Products, Incorporated. From 1980 to 1982, she worked for Council World Affairs. She also worked as Program Director/Member of the New Hampshire Historical Society in 1979 and from 1981 to 1989. She served on the New Hampshire Disability Council and the New Hampshire Council on World Affairs from 1981 to 1989.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Budget, Vice Chair
Finance

Elections

2012

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2012

Larsen won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 15. Larsen ran unopposed in the September 11th Democratic primary election and defeated Lydia Dube Harman (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSylvia Larsen Incumbent 69.8% 19,385
     Republican Lydia Dube Harman 30.2% 8,382
Total Votes 27,767

2010

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Larsen won election to the New Hampshire State Senate. She faced no opposition in the September 14 primary and defeated Chris Wood in the general election.[3][4]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 15 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sylvia Larsen (D) 12,069
Chris Wood (R) 7,496

2008

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Sylvia Larsen won the election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 15 with 17,881 votes.

Larsen raised $98,269 for her campaign.[5]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 15 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sylvia Larsen (D) 17,881
MacNeil (R) 8,625
Others 14

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Larsen is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Larsen raised a total of $425,193 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[6]

Sylvia Larsen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire Senate, District 15 Won $75,155
2010 New Hampshire Senate, District 15 Won $76,229
2008 New Hampshire Senate, District 15 Won $98,269
2006 New Hampshire Senate, District 15 Won $56,607
2004 New Hampshire Senate, District 15 Won $27,271
2002 New Hampshire Senate, District 15 Won $28,204
2000 New Hampshire Senate, District 15 Won $18,373
1998 New Hampshire Senate, District 15 Won $23,000
1996 New Hampshire Senate, District 15 Won $22,085
Grand Total Raised $425,193

2012

Larsen won re-election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Larsen raised a total of $75,155.
New Hampshire State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sylvia Larsen's campaign in 2012
Anheuser-Busch$2,000
Electrical Workers Local 2320$2,000
New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association$2,000
Christopher & Kerri Brown$2,000
New Hampshire Education Association$1,750
Total Raised in 2012$75,155
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Larsen won re-election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Larsen raised a total of $76,229.

2008

Larsen won re-election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Larsen raised a total of $98,269.

2006

Larsen won re-election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Larsen raised a total of $56,607.

2004

Larsen won election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Larsen raised a total of $27,271.

2002

Larsen won re-election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Larsen raised a total of $28,204.

2000

Larsen won re-election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Larsen raised a total of $18,373.

1998

Larsen won re-election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Larsen raised a total of $23,000.

1996

Larsen won re-election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Larsen raised a total of $22,085.

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

Larsen and her husband, Robert, have two children.

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Preceded by
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New Hampshire State Senate District 15
1994–present
Succeeded by
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