New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 5

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 05
Current incumbentDavid Woodbury Democratic Party
William O'Brien Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's fifth Hillsborough state house district is represented by Democratic Representative David Woodbury and Republican Representative William O'Brien.

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

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 David Woodbury and Albert J. LaChance were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent William O'Brien and William Sanborn Foster were unopposed in the Republican primary. Woodbury, LaChance, O'Brien and Foster will face off in the general election.[6]

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. David Woodbury (D) and incumbent William O'Brien (R) defeated Kary Jencks (D) and Bob Mead (R) in the general election. Woodbury and Jencks were unopposed in the Democratic primary. O'Brien and Mead defeated John Quinlan in the Republican primary.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Woodbury 27.1% 2,261
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam O'Brien Incumbent 25.4% 2,112
     Democratic Kary Jencks 24.5% 2,042
     Republican Bob Mead 23% 1,916
Total Votes 8,331

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 5 have raised a total of $7,106. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $173 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 5
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 7 $0
2010 $2,911 9 $323
2008 $1,965 8 $246
2006 $1,530 9 $170
2004 $700 8 $88
Total $7,106 41 $173

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