Mary Beth Walz

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Mary Beth Walz
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 23
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
Prior offices
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 13
2004 - 2010
Websites
Office website
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Mary Beth Walz (b. March 31, 1953) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Merrimack 23. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Walz served in the House previously, representing Merrimack 13 from 2004 to 2010.

Walz has been a member of the State Democratic Committee; co-chair of the Bow Democratic Party; campaign manager for Odom for County Attorney in 2002 and DeStefano for Senate in 2000; and delegate/member of the Merrimack County Democratic Committee.

Biography

Walz earned her B.A. in religious studies and English from the University of Toronto, and J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center. Her professional experience includes attorney for the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights; assistant attorney general for the Federated States of Micronesia; and district director for Congressman Paul Hodes.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Family Law, Chair

Election history

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Walz won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 23. Walz was unopposed in 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, Merrimack 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Beth Walz 19.2% 3,248
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ.R. Hoell Incumbent 16.7% 2,812
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Andrews 16.5% 2,778
     Republican Jack Finan 16% 2,698
     Democratic Robert Martel 15.9% 2,689
     Republican John Martin 15.8% 2,662
Total Votes 16,887

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

Walz failed to advance past the November 2, 2010 general election.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 13 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Keane (R) 2,551
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen DeStefano (D) 2,376
Green check mark transparent.png JR Joell (R) 2,198
Mary Beth Walz (D) 2,120
Jack Finan (R) 2,109
Christopher Andrews (D) 1,668

2008

On November 4, 2008, Walz won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives from the Merrimack 13 District, which sent three representatives to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, by finishing with the third-highest vote total in the election. Walz received 2,895 votes. The other winning candidates from District 13 were Stephen DeStefano (D) with 3,476 votes and Eric Anderson (R) with 3,160 votes. The losing candidates in the race were Thomas Keane (R) with 2,840 votes, Ron Wanner (R) with 2,255 votes, and Susan Koerber (D) with 2,097 votes. Additionally, 7 votes went to "others", who were presumably write-in candidates.[4]

Walz raised $2,379 for her campaign in 2008. Other candidates in the District 13 race (with data available) raised the following amounts: DeStefano ($1,650), Anderson ($250), and Keane ($350).[5]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 13
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen DeStefano (D) 3,476
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Anderson (R) 3,160
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Beth Walz (D) 2,895
Thomas Keane (R) 2,840
Ron Wanner (R) 2,255
Susan Koerber (D) 2,097
Others 7

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In 2008, Walz collected $2,379 in contributions.[6] Her five largest contributors were as follows:

Donor Amount
Tom Lantos for Congress Committee $500
Dick Swett for Senate $500
Merrimack County Democrats $400
NUEPACNEW Hampshire PSNEW Hampshire Employee PAC $250
Kate Russo $125

Personal

Walz and her husband, Harold Judd, have five children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack District 13
2004–2010
Succeeded by
June M. Frazer (D)