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Peter Leishman
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 24
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedSeptember 20, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 6/3
2006 - 2010
New Hampshire House of Representatives
1996 - 2002
Personal
ProfessionRailroad owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Peter R. Leishman (b. October 3, 1957) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough 24. He was first elected to the chamber in a 2011 special election, which was called to fill the vacancy created when Robert Huxley (R) resigned in early May, citing personal and financial reasons.[1]

Leishman served in the House previously, representing Hillsborough 3 from 2008 to 2010, Hillsborough 6 from 2006 to 2008, and various other districts from 1996 to 2002. He also ran for the House in 2002 and 2004. Leishman has also served as a selectman.

Biography

Leishman attended the University of New Hampshire and Unity College. His professional experience includes owning a railroad.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Finance - Division I, Chair

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Leishman served on the following committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2009
Finance
Finance - Division I

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Leishman's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Right-To-Work: "Peter supports Governor Lynch’s veto of the Right to Work bill (HB 474). The debate is clearly driven by national outside interest groups and has not been an issue for either New Hampshire businesses or workers."
  • Marriage Equality: "Peter believes Marriage Equality is a civil right that protect individuals’ freedom from unwarranted infringement by government and private organizations."
  • The 2011-2012 Budget: "This budget will and already has had a devastating impact on our State hospitals. The combination of new taxes on hospitals and other program cuts total more than $250M... These cuts will harm New Hampshire’s long-term economic development and ability to recruit new businesses. Additionally, the budget cut millions of dollars from domestic violence programs, mental health services, and childcare."
  • Abortion Rights: "Peter supports a woman’s right to choose."
  • Local Education Funding: "Peter does not support a constitutional amendment that would return more if not all of the responsibility of funding our local public schools to the towns and cities."

Elections

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Leishman won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 24. Leishman was unopposed in the September 11 primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJill Shaffer Hammond 39.1% 2,286
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Leishman Incumbent 38.9% 2,277
     Republican Bruce Marcus Incumbent 22% 1,285
Total Votes 5,848

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Leishman defeated David Simpson (R) in the September 20 special election. Since only two candidates filed, no primary was necessary.[6][7]

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

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

Leishman advanced past the September 14 primary election. He faced incumbent Jill Hammond (D), Steve Spratt (D), Kath Allen (D), James Coffey (R), Bruce Marcus (R), Jim Parison (R), and Robert Huxley (R) in the November 2 general election.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 3 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Coffey (R) 2,659
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Parison (R) 2,529
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Marcus (R) 2,391
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Huxley (R) 2,338
Jill Hammond (D) 2,313
Steve Spratt (D) 2,308
Peter Leishman (D) 2,299
Kath Allen (D) 2,212

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Leishman won election by finishing fourth for the four-seat Hillsborough 3 District of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, receiving 2,947 votes behind Republican Andrew Peterson (3,959) and Democrats Anne-Marie Irwin (3,748) and Jill Hammond (3,156) and ahead of Democrat Regina Vorce (2,581), Republican Ronald Scaccia (2,388), independent Dana Glow (1,523), and "Others" (24).[8]

Leishman raised $3,019 for his campaign, against $12,078 by Peterson, $500 by Irwin, $1,946 by Hammond, and $831 by Vorce.[9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 3
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Peterson (R) 3,959
Green check mark transparent.png Anne-Marie Irwin (D) 3,748
Green check mark transparent.png Jill Hammond (D) 3,156
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Leishman (D) 2,947
Regina Vorce (D) 2,581
Ronald Scaccia (R) 2,388
Dana Glow (I) 1,523
Others 24

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Leishman is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Leishman raised a total of $14,988 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 6, 2013.[10]

Peter Leishman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 24 Won $0
2011 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 3 Won $6,843
2010 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 24 Won $2,278
2008 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 6 Won $3,019
2006 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 6 Won $2,031
2004 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 6 Defeated $0
2002 New Hampshire House, District 47 Defeated $817
2000 New Hampshire House, District 18 Won $0
1998 New Hampshire House, District 18 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $14,988

2012

Leishman won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Leishman raised a total of $0.
New Hampshire House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peter Leishman's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money

2011

Leishman won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2011. During that election cycle, Leishman raised a total of $6,843.

2008

Leishman won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Leishman raised a total of $3,019.

2006

Leishman won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Leishman raised a total of $2,031.

2004

Leishman lost the election for the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Leishman raised a total of $0.

2002

Leishman lost the election for the New Hampshire House of Representative in 2002. During that election cycle, Leishman raised a total of $817.

2000

Leishman New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Leishman raised a total of $0.

1998

Leishman New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Leishman raised a total of $0.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Huxley
New Hampshire House of Representatives
Hillsborough 3 District

2011 – 2012
Succeeded by
Jonathan F. Manley, Sr. (D)