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|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 24|
|2011 - present|
|December 3, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Base salary||$200/two-year term|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||September 20, 2011|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 6/3|
|2006 - 2010|
|New Hampshire House of Representatives|
|1996 - 2002|
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.
Leishman attended the University of New Hampshire and Unity College. His professional experience includes owning a railroad.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Leishman served on the following committees:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Finance - Division I, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Leishman served on the following committees:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Finance - Division I|
Leishman's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
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.
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.
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).
Leishman raised $3,019 for his campaign, against $12,078 by Peterson, $500 by Irwin, $1,946 by Hammond, and $831 by Vorce.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 3|
|Andrew Peterson (R)||3,959|
|Anne-Marie Irwin (D)||3,748|
|Jill Hammond (D)||3,156|
|Peter Leishman (D)||2,947|
|Regina Vorce (D)||2,581|
|Ronald Scaccia (R)||2,388|
|Dana Glow (I)||1,523|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Leishman raised $3,019 for the 2008 election.
Her major contributors are listed below.
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- Campaign website
- Campaign site
- Peter Leishman, Facebook page
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Ledger-Transcript, "Election to fill seat of GOP Rep. Huxley," May 3, 2011
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Leishman
- Peter Leishman for NH State Representative, "Positions."
- New Hampshire Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- New Hampshire Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Results
- New Hampshire Elections Division, Accessed May 26, 2011
- Union Leader, "Democrat Leishman wins Hillsborough County special election," September 20, 2011
- New Hampshire House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Leishman's 2008 campaign contributions
- Campaign contributions to Peter Leishman
|New Hampshire House of Representatives
Hillsborough 3 District
2011 – 2012
| Succeeded by|
Jonathan F. Manley, Sr. (D)