New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 28

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 28
Current incumbentJan Schmidt Democratic Party
Angeline Kopka Democratic Party
Sylvia Gale Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's twenty-eighth Hillsborough state house district is represented by Jan Schmidt (D), Angeline Kopka (D) and Sylvia Gale (D).

New Hampshire state representatives represent an average of 3,291 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 3,089 residents.[2]

About the office

Members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. New Hampshire legislators assume office the month after elections (December).

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."

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.[3]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

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.[4][5]

Elections

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 11, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 15, 2012. Jan Schmidt (D), Angeline Kopka (D) and Sylvia Gale (D) won election to the House in the general election on November 6. All three Democratic candidates advanced past the September 11 Democratic primary. Three candidates, including incumbents Kevin Avard, Sean McGuinness and Carl Seidel, advanced past the September 11 Republican primary.[6][7][8]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSylvia Gale 16.7% 2,273
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAngeline Kopka 16.5% 2,241
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJan Schmidt 16.4% 2,231
     Republican Sean McGuinness Incumbent 16% 2,177
     Republican Kevin Avard Incumbent 15.9% 2,159
     Republican Carl Seidel Incumbent 15.3% 2,071
     Independent Eric Eastman 3.1% 424
Total Votes 13,576

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 28 have raised a total of $0. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $0 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 28
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $0 9 $0
Total $0 9 $0
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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