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|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 16|
|2008 - present|
|December 1, 2012|
|Years in position||6|
|Base salary||$200/two-year term|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||September 24, 1952|
Watrous earned his B.A. in communications from Temple University and his M.A. in English Nonfiction Writing from the University of New Hampshire. His professional experience includes working as a media literacy health educator, tour guide, executive director and adjunct instructor.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Watrous served on the following committees:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Watrous served on this committee:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011|
Watrous won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 16. Watrous advanced past the September 11 primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 16, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Rick Watrous Incumbent||100%||1,674|
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 16 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Rick Watrous Incumbent||54.3%||337|
|Helen Deloge Incumbent||45.7%||284|
On November 4, 2008, Watrous won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives by finishing as the fourth-place candidate in the election for the Merrimack 12 District, which sends four representatives to the New Hampshire House. Watrous received 3,010 votes. Other winners from Merrimack 12 were Mary Wallner (D) with 3,670 votes, Harold Rice (D) with 3,482 votes, and Jessie Osborne with 3,310 votes. The losing candidates in the race were John Kalb (R) with 1,924 votes, Pamela Ean (R) with 1,734 votes, Travis Ingram (R) with 1,562 votes, Garret Ean (R) with 1,462 votes, and Elizabeth Hager (write-in) with 591 votes. Additionally, 13 votes went to "others," presumably write-in candidates.
Watrous raised $639 for his campaign in 2008. Other candidates in the District 12 race (with data available) raised the following amounts: Wallner ($550), Rice ($283), Osborne ($1,450), Kalb ($15,170), and P. Ean ($1,252).
Comprehensive donor information for Watrous is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Watrous raised a total of $639 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 24, 2013.
|Rick Watrous's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New Hampshire House, Merrimack 16||$0|
|2010||New Hampshire House, Merrimack 12||$0|
|2008||New Hampshire House, Merrimack 12||$639|
|Grand Total Raised||$639|
2012Watrous won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Watrous raised a total of $0.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rick Watrous's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$0|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Watrous was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.
In 2008, Watrous collected $639 in donations. He received one donation for the entire $639, attributed to "Blank."
Watrous and his wife, Deborah, have two children.
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- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2010, 2008
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Results," accessed May 15, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2012 General Election Results," accessed May 15, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed May 16, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 16, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "State General Election Merrimack County- November 4, 2008," accessed May 15, 2014
- Merrimack District 12 New Hampshire House of Representatives Candidate Funds, 2008
- Follow the Money, "Watrous, Rick," accessed December 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed June 17, 2014
- 2008 Contributions to Rick Watrous
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Watrous
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 12
| Succeeded by|
Paul Henle (D)
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 16
| Succeeded by|