New Hampshire House of Representatives

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New Hampshire House of Representatives

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General Information
Type:   Lower house
Term limits:   None
2014 session start:   January 2, 2013
Website:   Official House Page
Leadership
House Speaker:  Terie Norelli, (D)
Majority Leader:   Steve Shurtleff, (D)
Minority leader:   Gene Chandler, (R)
Structure
Members:  400
   Democratic Party (

213)
Republican Party (

173)
Vacant (3)
Length of term:   2 years
Authority:   Part Second, New Hampshire Constitution
Salary:   $200/two-year term
Elections
Last Election:  November 6, 2012 (400 seats)
Next election:  November 4, 2014 (400 seats)
Redistricting:  Legislature has control
The New Hampshire House of Representatives is the lower house for the New Hampshire General Court. The House of Representatives consists of 400 members coming from 103 districts, making it the largest lower house in the nation, and the third largest parliamentary body in the world.[1] Each member represents an average of 3,291 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 3,089 residents.[3] Each House Member is paid $250 a year, as stipulated by the New Hampshire Constitution. House members also receive mileage reimbursement for officially related travel[4].

As of August 2014, New Hampshire is one of 14 states that is under divided government and is therefore not one of the state government trifectas.

Sessions

The Second Part of the New Hampshire Constitution establishes when the New Hampshire General Court, of which the House is a part, is to be in session. Article 3 of the Second Part states that the General Court is to convene annually on the first Wednesday after the first Tuesday in January. Additionally, in even-numbered years, the General Court is to meet on the first Wednesday of December for organizational purposes.

2013

See also: Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions

In 2013, the General Court was in session from January 2 to July 1.

Major issues

Major issues in the 2013 legislative session included the state's budget deficit, education funding, state pensions, and abortion.[5]

2012

See also: Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions

In 2012, the House was in session from January 4 through June 27.

Major issues

Major issues on the agenda included economic development, job creation, same-sex marriage, and gambling.[6]

2011

In 2011, the House was in session from January 5 through July 1. [7]

2010

In 2010, the House was in session from January 6 to July 1.[8]

Ethics and transparency

Open States Transparency

See also: Open States' Legislative Data Report Card

The Sunlight Foundation released an "Open Legislative Data Report Card" in March 2013. New Hampshire was given a grade of A in the report. The report card evaluated how adequate, complete and accessible legislative data is to the general public. A total of 10 states received an A -- Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.[9]

Elections

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives were held in New Hampshire on November 6, 2012. All 400 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 15, 2012. Additionally, nomination papers must be filed by September 5, 2012.[10]

This chamber was mentioned in a November 2012 Pew Center on the States article that addressed supermajorities at stake in the 2012 election. Supermajority generally means a party controls two-thirds of all seats. While it varies from state to state, being in this position gives a party much greater power. Going into the election, Republicans in the New Hampshire House currently have a supermajority, which Democrats are seeking to cut into.[11]

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

Elections for the office of New Hampshire's state house representatives 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.

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $489,484 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [12]

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 9, 2008, and a general election on November 4, 2008.

During the 2008 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $468,987. The top 10 contributors were:[13]

2006

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2006

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 12, 2006, and a general election on November 7, 2006.

During the 2006 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $528,066. The top 10 contributors were:[14]

2004

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2004

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 14, 2004, and a general election on November 2, 2004.

During the 2004 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $403,625. The top 10 contributors were:[15]

2002

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2002

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 10, 2002, and a general election on November 5, 2002.

During the 2002 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $379,737. The top 10 contributors were:[16]


Qualifications

Article 14 of Part 2 of the New Hampshire Constitution states, "Every member of the house of representatives shall be chosen by ballot; and, for two years, at least, next preceding his election shall have been an inhabitant of this state; shall be, at the time of his election, an inhabitant of the town, ward, place, or district he may be chosen to represent and shall cease to represent such town, ward, place, or district immediately on his ceasing to be qualified as aforesaid."

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the House, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. It's up to the Governor to call for an election and to set an election date as soon as possible. There are no deadlines set by the state constitution on special elections[17] [18].

Redistricting

See also: Redistricting in New Hampshire

Redistricting in New Hampshire is handled by the General Court, with the Governor wielding veto power.

2010 census

New Hampshire received its local Census data on March 22, 2011. The state's population increased 6.5 percent, with Coos County being the only county to face a decrease (-0.2 percent). Growth in the larger cities was mild: Manchester grew by 2.4 percent, Nashua decreased by 0.1 percent, Concord grew by 4.9 percent, Derry decreased by 2.7 percent, and Dover grew by 11.5 percent.[19]

At the time of redistricting, Republicans controlled the General Court, and the Democrats controlled the governorship. On March 23, 2012, Gov. John Lynch (D) signed into law a new Senate plan but vetoed the House map, citing a lack of representation in towns that exceed 3,000, which automatically merit their own representative; the Legislature overrode the veto on March 28, 2012. The Department of Justice -- which has the duty of pre-clearing New Hampshire redistricting maps under the Voting Rights Act -- approved the maps in May 2012. On June 19, 2012, several lawsuits regarding the House map were thrown out by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Representatives

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the New Hampshire General Court are paid $200/two-year term. There is no per diem.[20]

Pension

New Hampshire does not provide pensions for legislators.[21]

When sworn in

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election

New Hampshire legislators assume office the month after elections (December).

Partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state houses
Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 213
     Republican Party 173
     Vacancy 14
Total 400

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives from 1992-2013.
Partisan composition of the New Hampshire State House.PNG

Leadership

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body. Duties of the Speaker include preserving order, enforcing and interpreting parliamentary rules, making committee appointments, and referring bills to the appropriate committee for review. The Speaker only votes in the case of a tie.[22]

Current leadership

Current Leadership, New Hampshire House of Representatives
Office Representative Party
Speaker of the House Terie Norelli Electiondot.png Democratic
House Majority Leader Steve Shurtleff Electiondot.png Democratic
House Minority Leader Gene Chandler Ends.png Republican

Current members

See also: Historical representation of New Hampshire House of Representatives

Note: In New Hampshire, a member of the state legislature can be designated as being a member of more than one party. If a candidate runs on one ticket and the opposing party fields no candidate, and if the candidate gets a certain number of write-in votes on the opposing party ticket, then as an elected official, that politician is defined as belonging to both parties.

As of the 2012 elections, there is one member listed as being of both parties: Janet Wall. The New Hampshire House of Representatives keeps an official online list of all members of the chamber. On that list, representatives who have more than one party designation by custom have the party that could be considered their true party listed first. On that list, Wall is considered a Democrat first. The list below follows that practice.

Current members, New Hampshire House of Representatives
District Representative Party Assumed office
Belknap 01 Ruth Gulick Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Belknap 02 Lisa DiMartino Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Belknap 02 Bob Greemore Ends.png Republican 2010
Belknap 02 Herb Vadney Ends.png Republican 2012
Belknap 02 Colette Worsman Ends.png Republican 2010
Belknap 03 Donald Flanders Ends.png Republican 2000
Belknap 03 David Huot Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Belknap 03 Robert Luther Ends.png Republican 2010
Belknap 03 Franklin Tilton Ends.png Republican 2010
Belknap 04 Dennis Fields Ends.png Republican 2008
Belknap 04 Ian Raymond Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Belknap 05 Richard Burchell Ends.png Republican 2012
Belknap 05 Stephen Holmes Ends.png Republican 2012
Belknap 06 Charles Fink Ends.png Republican 2012
Belknap 06 Michael Sylvia Ends.png Republican 2012
Belknap 07 Guy Comtois Ends.png Republican 2010
Belknap 08 Jane Cormier Ends.png Republican 2012
Belknap 09 Beth Arsenault Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Carroll 01 Gene Chandler Ends.png Republican 1982
Carroll 02 Tom Buco Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Carroll 02 Karen Umberger Ends.png Republican 2008
Carroll 02 Syndi White Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Carroll 03 Mark McConkey Ends.png Republican 2002
Carroll 03 Susan Ticehurst Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Carroll 04 Glenn Cordelli Ends.png Republican 2012
Carroll 04 Karel Crawford Ends.png Republican 2012
Carroll 05 Tom Lavender Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Carroll 05 Harry Merrow Ends.png Republican 2010
Carroll 05 Bill Nelson Ends.png Republican 2012
Carroll 06 Christopher Ahlgren Ends.png Republican 2004
Carroll 06 Stephen Schmidt Ends.png Republican 2010
Carroll 07 Ed Butler Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Carroll 08 Donald Wright Ends.png Republican 2012
Cheshire 01 Paul Berch Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Cheshire 01 William Butynski Electiondot.png Democratic 2004
Cheshire 01 Tara Sad Electiondot.png Democratic 2006
Cheshire 01 Lucy Weber Electiondot.png Democratic 2006
Cheshire 02 John Mann Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Cheshire 03 Daniel Eaton Electiondot.png Democratic 2002
Cheshire 04 Kris Roberts Electiondot.png Democratic 2004
Cheshire 05 Larry Phillips Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Cheshire 06 Timothy Robertson Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Cheshire 07 Gladys Johnsen Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Cheshire 08 Cynthia Chase Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Cheshire 09 Richard Ames Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Cheshire 09 Douglas Ley Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Cheshire 10 Marge Shepardson Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Cheshire 11 Susan Emerson Ends.png Republican 2004
Cheshire 11 John Hunt Ends.png Republican 1986
Cheshire 12 Jane Johnson Ends.png Republican 2006
Cheshire 12 Alfred Lerandeau Electiondot.png Democratic 2006
Cheshire 13 Henry Parkhurst Electiondot.png Democratic 2002
Cheshire 14 Harry Young Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Cheshire 15 Bruce Tatro Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Cheshire 16 Delmar Burridge Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Cheshire 16 Charles Weed Electiondot.png Democratic 2000
Coos 01 Larry Enman Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Coos 01 Laurence Rappaport Ends.png Republican 2008
Coos 02 Wayne Moynihan Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Coos 03 Gary Coulombe Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Coos 03 Robert Theberge Electiondot.png Democratic 2002
Coos 03 Yvonne Thomas Electiondot.png Democratic 2006
Coos 04 Herbert Richardson Ends.png Republican 2008
Coos 05 Marcia Hammon Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Coos 06 William Hatch Electiondot.png Democratic 2006
Coos 07 Leon Rideout Ends.png Republican 2012
Grafton 01 Ralph Doolan Ends.png Republican 2012
Grafton 01 Linda Massimilla Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Grafton 02 Rebecca Brown Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Grafton 03 Susan Ford Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Grafton 04 Rick Ladd Ends.png Republican 2008
Grafton 05 Edmond Gionet Ends.png Republican 2002
Grafton 06 Lester Bradley Ends.png Republican 2010
Grafton 07 James Aguiar Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
Grafton 08 Mary Cooney Electiondot.png Democratic 2000
Grafton 08 Sid Lovett Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Grafton 08 Suzanne Smith Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
Grafton 09 Skip Reilly Ends.png Republican 2010
Grafton 09 Jeff Shackett Ends.png Republican 2010
Grafton 10 Wendy Piper Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Grafton 11 Chuck Townsend Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
Grafton 12 Bernard Benn Electiondot.png Democratic 2000
Grafton 12 Patricia Higgins Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Grafton 12 Sharon Nordgren Electiondot.png Democratic 1988
Grafton 12 Beatriz Pastor Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
Grafton 13 Susan Almy Electiondot.png Democratic 1996
Grafton 13 Laurie Harding Electiondot.png Democratic 2004
Grafton 13 George Sykes Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Grafton 13 Andrew White Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
Grafton 14 Brad Bailey Ends.png Republican 2012
Grafton 15 Linda Lauer Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Grafton 16 Carol Friedrich Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Grafton 17 Catherine Mulholland Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 01 Marjorie Porter Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Hillsborough 01 Gilman Shattuck Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 02 Evelyn Connor Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 02 Gary Hopper Ends.png Republican 2008
Hillsborough 02 Neal Kurk Ends.png Republican 1986
Hillsborough 03 Jonathan Manley Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 04 Stephen Spratt Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 04 Kermit Williams Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 05 William O'Brien Ends.png Republican 2008
Hillsborough 05 David Woodbury Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 06 John Burt Ends.png Republican 2008
Hillsborough 06 Ruth Gage Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 06 John Hikel Ends.png Republican 2008
Hillsborough 06 Richard Meaney Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 06 Calvin Pratt Ends.png Republican 2008
Hillsborough 07 John Cebrowski Ends.png Republican 2008
Hillsborough 07 David Danielson Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 07 John Graham Ends.png Republican 2000
Hillsborough 07 Keith Murphy Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 07 Kelleigh Murphy Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 07 Moe Villeneuve Ends.png Republican 2004
Hillsborough 08 Jeffrey Goley Electiondot.png Democratic 2004
Hillsborough 08 Peter Ramsey Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
Hillsborough 09 Linda DiSilvestro Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 09 William J. O'Neil Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
Hillsborough 10 Jean Jeudy Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
Hillsborough 10 Peter Sullivan Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 11 Nick Levasseur Electiondot.png Democratic 2006
Hillsborough 11 Robert Walsh Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 12 Tim O'Flaherty Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 12 Ted Rokas Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
Hillsborough 13 Larry Gagne Ends.png Republican 2008
Hillsborough 13 William Infantine Ends.png Republican 2002
Hillsborough 14 Vacant
Hillsborough 14 Carol Williams Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 15 Thomas Katsiantonis Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
Hillsborough 15 Steve Vaillancourt Ends.png Republican 1996
Hillsborough 16 David McCloskey Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 16 Barbara Shaw Electiondot.png Democratic 2000
Hillsborough 17 George Katsiantonis Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 17 Timothy Smith Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 18 Emily Sandblade Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 18 Joel Winters Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 19 Robert Backus Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 19 Dick Marston Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 20 Ralph Boehm Ends.png Republican 2004
Hillsborough 20 Frank Byron Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 21 Richard Barry Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 21 Brenda Grady Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 21 Dick Hinch Ends.png Republican 2008
Hillsborough 21 Jeanine Notter Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 21 Tony Pellegrino Ends.png Republican 2008
Hillsborough 21 Lenette Peterson Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 21 Philip Straight Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 21 Kathleen Stroud Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 22 Shannon Chandley Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 22 Peter Hansen Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 22 Robert Rowe Ends.png Republican 1998
Hillsborough 23 Ruth Heden Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 23 Stephen Palmer Ends.png Republican 2008
Hillsborough 23 Shawn Sweeney Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 23 Robert Willette Ends.png Republican 2008
Hillsborough 24 Jill Hammond Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 24 Peter Leishman Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
Hillsborough 25 James Coffey Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 25 James Parison Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 26 Jack Flanagan Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 26 Melanie Levesque Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 27 James Belanger Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 27 Carolyn Gargasz Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 28 Sylvia Gale Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Hillsborough 28 Angeline Kopka Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 28 Janice Schmidt Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 29 Paul Hackel Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 29 Michael McCarthy Ends.png Republican 2008
Hillsborough 29 Suzanne Vail Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 30 Mariellen MacKay Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 30 Brian Rhodes Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
Hillsborough 30 Cindy Rosenwald Electiondot.png Democratic 2004
Hillsborough 31 David Cote Electiondot.png Democratic 1982
Hillsborough 31 Mary Gorman Electiondot.png Democratic 1998
Hillsborough 31 Pamela Brown Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
Hillsborough 32 Jack Kelley Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 32 Donald LeBrun Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 32 David Murotake Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 33 Efstathia Booras Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 33 David Campbell Electiondot.png Democratic 2004
Hillsborough 33 Kenneth Gidge Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
Hillsborough 34 Douglas Carroll Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 34 Michael Garcia Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 34 Timothy Soucy Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 35 Daniel Hansberry Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 35 Vacant
Hillsborough 35 Mary Nelson Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 36 Linda Harriott-Gathright Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 36 Martin Jack Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 36 Michael O'Brien Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 37 Lars Christiansen Ends.png Republican 1996
Hillsborough 37 Patrick Culbert Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 37 Robert Haefner Ends.png Republican 2006
Hillsborough 37 Shawn Jasper Ends.png Republican 2002
Hillsborough 37 Mary Ann Knowles Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 37 Richard LeVasseur Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 37 Lynne Ober Ends.png Republican 2004
Hillsborough 37 Russell Ober Ends.png Republican 2006
Hillsborough 37 Andrew Renzullo Ends.png Republican 2004
Hillsborough 37 Charlene Takesian Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 37 Jordan Ulery Ends.png Republican 2004
Hillsborough 38 Richard Eaton Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 38 Richard McNamara Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 39 Mark Warden Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 40 Gary Daniels Ends.png Republican 2006
Hillsborough 41 Laurie Sanborn Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 42 Patrick Long Electiondot.png Democratic 2006
Hillsborough 42 Daniel Sullivan Electiondot.png Democratic 2006
Hillsborough 43 Jeremy Dobson Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 43 Eric Palangas Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 43 Kathleen Souza Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 44 George Lambert Ends.png Republican 2010
Hillsborough 44 Andre Martel Ends.png Republican 2012
Hillsborough 45 Jane Beaulieu Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Hillsborough 45 Ronald Boisvert Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 01 Mario Ratzki Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 02 Scott Burns Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 02 Dennis Reed Ends.png Republican 2002
Merrimack 03 Joy Tilton Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 03 Leigh Webb Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 04 Thomas Schamberg Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 05 Karen Ebel Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 05 David Kidder Ends.png Republican 2004
Merrimack 06 Barbara French Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 06 Geoffrey Hirsch Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 07 Clyde Carson Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 08 Caroletta Alicea Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 09 Priscilla Lockwood Ends.png Republican 1998
Merrimack 09 Howard Moffett Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 10 Mel Myler Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 10 Gary Richardson Electiondot.png Democratic 2006
Merrimack 10 Mary Wallner Electiondot.png Democratic 1980
Merrimack 11 Stephen Shurtleff Electiondot.png Democratic 2004
Merrimack 12 Paul Henle Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 13 June Frazer Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Merrimack 14 James MacKay Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Merrimack 15 Jane Hunt Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 16 Rick Watrous Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
Merrimack 17 Dick Patten Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Merrimack 18 Candace Bouchard Electiondot.png Democratic 1998
Merrimack 19 Christy Bartlett Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 20 Frank Davis Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 20 Sally Kelly Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 20 Dianne Schuett Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 21 Mary Frambach Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 21 Dan McGuire (New Hampshire) Ends.png Republican 2010
Merrimack 22 Alan Turcotte Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 23 Christopher Andrews Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 23 J.R. Hoell Ends.png Republican 2010
Merrimack 23 Mary Beth Walz Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 24 David Hess Ends.png Republican 1994
Merrimack 24 Frank Kotowski Ends.png Republican 2008
Merrimack 24 Todd Smith Ends.png Republican 2008
Merrimack 24 Thomas Walsh Ends.png Republican 2012
Merrimack 25 David Karrick Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 26 Lorrie Carey Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 27 Mary Gile Electiondot.png Democratic 1996
Merrimack 27 Harold Rice Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
Merrimack 28 Katherine Rogers Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Merrimack 29 Carol McGuire Ends.png Republican 2008
Rockingham 01 Bruce Hodgdon Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 02 Romeo Danais Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 02 Joe Duarte Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 02 Kyle Tasker Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 03 Franklin Bishop Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 03 Kathleen Hoelzel Ends.png Republican 2008
Rockingham 03 Lawrence Kappler Ends.png Republican 2006
Rockingham 04 Gene Charron Ends.png Republican 2004
Rockingham 04 James Devine Ends.png Republican 2006
Rockingham 04 Dan Dumaine Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 04 Joseph Hagan Ends.png Republican 2008
Rockingham 04 Vacant
Rockingham 05 Alfred Baldasaro Ends.png Republican 2006
Rockingham 05 Robert Introne Ends.png Republican 2000
Rockingham 05 David Lundgren Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 05 Betsy McKinney Ends.png Republican 1984
Rockingham 05 Sherman Packard Ends.png Republican 1990
Rockingham 05 Daniel Tamburello Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 05 Lisa Whittemore Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 06 Elizabeth Burtis Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 06 Brian Chirichiello Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 06 Beverly Ferrante Ends.png Republican 2008
Rockingham 06 Robert Fesh Ends.png Republican 1987
Rockingham 06 David Milz Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 06 John O'Connor Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 06 Frank Sapareto Ends.png Republican 2008
Rockingham 06 David Thompson Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 06 Mary Till Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 06 James Webb Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 07 Mary Griffin Ends.png Republican 1996
Rockingham 07 Walter Kolodziej Ends.png Republican 2008
Rockingham 07 Charles McMahon Ends.png Republican 2002
Rockingham 07 Kevin Waterhouse Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 08 Gary Azarian Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 08 Ronald Belanger Ends.png Republican 1992
Rockingham 08 Patrick Bick Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 08 Robert Elliott Ends.png Republican 2006
Rockingham 08 Bianca Garcia Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 08 Marilinda Garcia Ends.png Republican 2006
Rockingham 08 Anne Priestley Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 08 Joe Sweeney Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 08 John Sytek Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 09 Jeffrey Harris Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 09 Barbara Helmstetter Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 10 Daniel Itse Ends.png Republican 2000
Rockingham 11 Curtis Grace Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 12 Elisabeth Sanders Ends.png Republican 2004
Rockingham 13 Regina Birdsell Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 13 John Sedensky Ends.png Republican 2008
Rockingham 13 Kevin St. James Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 13 Kenneth Weyler Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 14 Debra DeSimone Ends.png Republican 2008
Rockingham 14 William Friel Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 14 Jack Hayes Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 14 Norman Major Ends.png Republican 1996
Rockingham 15 Mary Allen Ends.png Republican 2002
Rockingham 16 Robert Nigrello Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 17 Michael Cahill Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 17 Marcia Moody Electiondot.png Democratic 2004
Rockingham 17 Adam Schroadter Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 18 Steven Briden Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 18 Eileen Flockhart Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 18 Frank Heffron Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 18 Donna Schlachman Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
Rockingham 19 Patrick Abrami Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 19 Timothy Copeland Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 20 Aboul Khan Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 20 Amy Perkins Ends.png Republican 2008
Rockingham 20 Lawrence Perkins Ends.png Republican 2008
Rockingham 21 Robert Cushing Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 21 Tracy Emerick Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 21 Chris Muns Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 21 Frederick Rice Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 22 Michele Peckham Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 23 Pamela Tucker Ends.png Republican 2008
Rockingham 24 David Borden Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 24 Thomas Sherman Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 25 Laura Pantelakos Electiondot.png Democratic 1978
Rockingham 26 Terie Norelli Electiondot.png Democratic 1996
Rockingham 27 Rebecca Emerson-Brown Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 28 Gerald Ward Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 29 Brian Wazlaw Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 30 Jacqueline Cali-Pitts Electiondot.png Democratic 1998
Rockingham 31 Joe Scarlotto Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 32 Maureen Mann Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Rockingham 33 Timothy Comerford Ends.png Republican 2008
Rockingham 34 Jeffrey Oligny Ends.png Republican 2010
Rockingham 35 Richard Gordon Ends.png Republican 2012
Rockingham 36 Patricia Lovejoy Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Rockingham 37 E. Elaine Andrews-Ahearn Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 01 John Mullen Ends.png Republican 2012
Strafford 01 Robbie Parsons Ends.png Republican 2010
Strafford 02 Rachel Burke Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 02 Joseph Pitre Ends.png Republican 2010
Strafford 03 David Bickford Ends.png Republican 2012
Strafford 03 Robert Perry Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
Strafford 04 Kenneth Grossman Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 04 Dennis Malloy Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 05 Naida Kaen Electiondot.png Democratic 1994
Strafford 06 Philip Ginsburg Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Strafford 06 Timothy Horrigan Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Strafford 06 Marjorie Smith Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 06 Judith Spang Electiondot.png Democratic 1998
Strafford 06 Janet Wall Electiondot.png Democratic 1986
Strafford 07 Audrey Stevens Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 08 James Gray Ends.png Republican 2012
Strafford 09 Steven Beaudoin Ends.png Republican 2012
Strafford 10 Warren Groen Ends.png Republican 2008
Strafford 11 Anne Grassie Electiondot.png Democratic 1994
Strafford 12 Pamela Hubbard Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 13 James Verschueren Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 14 William Baber Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 15 Janice Gardner Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 16 Dorothea Hooper Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Strafford 17 Peter Bixby Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 17 Greg Burdwood Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 17 Stephen Ketel Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 18 Roger Berube Electiondot.png Democratic 1994
Strafford 18 Deanna Rollo Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 18 Dale Spainhower Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Strafford 19 Peter Schmidt Electiondot.png Democratic 2002
Strafford 20 Marsha Pelletier Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Strafford 21 Kenneth Ward Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 22 Rose Marie Rogers Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 23 David Miller Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Strafford 24 Laura Jones Ends.png Republican 2010
Strafford 25 Roger Menear Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Sullivan 01 Benjamin Lefebvre Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Sullivan 01 Andy Schmidt Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
Sullivan 02 Sue Gottling Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Sullivan 03 Andrew O'Hearne Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Sullivan 04 Joe Osgood Ends.png Republican 2013
Sullivan 05 Raymond Gagnon Electiondot.png Democratic 2006
Sullivan 06 Virginia Irwin Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Sullivan 06 Skip Rollins Ends.png Republican 2012
Sullivan 07 James Grenier Ends.png Republican 2012
Sullivan 08 Cynthia Sweeney Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Sullivan 09 Linda Tanner Electiondot.png Democratic 2012
Sullivan 10 John Cloutier Electiondot.png Democratic 1992
Sullivan 11 Steven Smith Ends.png Republican 2010

Standing committees

Bills are first referred to committees arranged by subject matter. The committee holds hearings on the bills and makes recommendation for action to the House. For 2011, one committee has been dissolved (Local and Regulated Revenues Committee); and two new committees have been established: Constitutional Review & Statutory Recodification and Petitions for Redress & Grievances.[23][24]

The New Hampshire House has the following 24 standing committees:

Finance - Division I (Standing Sub-committee)
Finance - Division II (Standing Sub-committee)
Finance - Division III(Standing Sub-committee)

History

Partisan balance 1992-2013

Who Runs the States Project
See also: Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States and Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, New Hampshire’’
Partisan breakdown of the New Hampshire legislature from 1992-2013

From 1992-2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the New Hampshire State House of Representatives for five years while the Republicans were the majority for 17 years.

Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.

Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Office of the Governor of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire State Senate and the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1992-2013. Partisan composition of New Hampshire state government(1992-2013).PNG

External links

References

  1. NH House of Representatives, House Fast Fact!!
  2. Population in 2010 of the American states
  3. Population in 2000 of the American states
  4. "Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund" New Hampshire State Constitution, March 5, 2009
  5. Sentinel Source, "After a shake-up, N.H. legislators have new issues to tackle.," January 4, 2013
  6. Concord Monitor, "House GOP: Jobs the focus," January 4, 2012
  7. 2011 Legislative Sessions Calendar, NCSL
  8. 2010 session dates for New Hampshire legislature
  9. Sunlight Foundation, "Ten Principles for Opening Up Government Information," accessed June 16, 2013
  10. New Hampshire Secretary of State "How to file by nomination papers"
  11. Stateline, "In Legislative Elections, Majorities and Supermajorities at Stake," November 2, 2012
  12. Follow the Money: "New Hampshire House 2010 Campaign Contributions"
  13. Follow the Money, "New Hampshire 2008 Candidates," Accessed August 14, 2013
  14. Follow the Money, "New Hampshire 2006 Candidates," Accessed August 14, 2013
  15. Follow the Money, "New Hampshire 2004 Candidates," Accessed August 14, 2013
  16. Follow the Money, "New Hampshire 2002 Candidates," Accessed August 14, 2013
  17. State of New Hampshire "State Constitution-House of Representatives"(Referenced Sections, Sections 12 and 16)
  18. State of New Hampshire "State Constitution-Senate"(Referenced Sections, Section 34)
  19. U.S. Census Bureau, "U.S. Census Bureau Delivers New Hampshire's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting"
  20. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  21. USA Today, "State-by-state: Benefits available to state legislators," September 23, 2011
  22. House Leadership
  23. Informatin verified by House Clerk on December 15, 2010
  24. New Hampshire House of Representatives Standing Committee page]