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{{tnr}} '''Rick H. Watrous''' (b. September 24, 1952) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New Hampshire House of Representatives]], representing Merrimack 16.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
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{{tnr}} '''Rick H. Watrous''' (b. September 24, 1952) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New Hampshire House of Representatives]], representing [[New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 16|Merrimack 16]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
  
 
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===2012===
 
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Watrous won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2012ElectionInfo.aspx New Hampshire Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates]</ref><ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2012PrimElectResults.aspx New Hampshire Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
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Watrous won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2012PrimElectResults.aspx ''New Hampshire Secretary of State'', "2012 Primary Results," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2012GenElectResults.aspx ''New Hampshire Secretary of State'', "2012 General Election Results," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
On November 2, 2010 Watrous won election to the [[New Hampshire House of Representatives]].
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On November 2, 2010, Watrous won election to the [[New Hampshire House of Representatives]].<ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2010PrimElectResults.aspx ''New Hampshire Secretary of State'', "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed May 16, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2010GenElectResults.aspx ''New Hampshire Secretary of State'', "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 16, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008]]''
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. <ref>[http://www.sos.nh.gov/general2008/merrrep08.htm ''New Hampshire House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.sos.nh.gov/general2008/merrrep08.htm ''New Hampshire Secretary of State'', "State General Election Merrimack County- November 4, 2008," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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).<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109015 ''Merrimack District 12 New Hampshire House of Representatives Candidate Funds, 2008'']</ref>
 
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).<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109015 ''Merrimack District 12 New Hampshire House of Representatives Candidate Funds, 2008'']</ref>
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===2010===
 
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In 2010, a year in which Watrous was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NH&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable 2010 campaign contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, a year in which Watrous was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NH&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2010 campaign contributions," accessed June 17, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===2008===
 
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In 2008, Watrous collected $639 in donations.  He received one donation for the entire $639, attributed to "Blank".<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109015 ''2008 Contributions to Rick Watrous'']</ref>
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In 2008, Watrous collected $639 in donations.  He received one donation for the entire $639, attributed to "Blank."<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109015 ''2008 Contributions to Rick Watrous'']</ref>
  
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==Scorecards==
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{{New Hampshire legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Watrous and his wife, Deborah, have two children.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=109923 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Watrous]</ref>
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Watrous and his wife, Deborah, have two children.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=109923 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Watrous," accessed July 29, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[New Hampshire House of Representatives]]
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*[http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/memberlookup.aspx Office website]  
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*[http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/memberlookup.aspx Profile from the New Hampshire House of Representatives]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=109923 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://openstates.org/nh/legislators/NHL000408/rick-h-watrous/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=109923 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=109923 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=109923 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=130382 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=130382 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109015 2008]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=130382 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=130382 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109015 2008]
  

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Rick Watrous
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 16
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 24, 1952
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Rick H. Watrous (b. September 24, 1952) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Merrimack 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Watrous served on this committee:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011
Judiciary

Elections

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[1][2]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRick Watrous Incumbent 100% 1,674
Total Votes 1,674
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 16 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Watrous Incumbent 54.3% 337
Helen Deloge Incumbent 45.7% 284
Total Votes 621

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Watrous won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.[3][4]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 12 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Wallner (D) 2,526
Green check mark transparent.png Harold Rice (D) 2,499
Green check mark transparent.png Helen Deloge (D) 2,412
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Watrous (D) 2,266
Pamela Ean (R) 1,577
John Kalb (R) 1,408
Garret Ean (R) 1,395
Seth Hipple (R) 1,237

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

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.[5]

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).[6]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 12
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Wallner (D) 3,670
Green check mark transparent.png Harold Rice (D) 3,482
Green check mark transparent.png Jessie Osborne (D) 3,310
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Watrous (D) 3,010
John Kalb (R) 1,924
Pamela Ean (R) 1,734
Travis Ingram (R) 1,562
Garret Ean (R) 1,442
Elizabeth Hager (write-in) 591
Others 13

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Rick Watrous's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 16 Won $0
2010 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 12 Won $0
2008 New Hampshire House, Merrimack 12 Won $639
Grand Total Raised $639

2012

Watrous 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

2010

In 2010, a year in which Watrous was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.[8]

2008

In 2008, Watrous collected $639 in donations. He received one donation for the entire $639, attributed to "Blank."[9]

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in New Hampshire

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 2 to July 1. In 2014, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 8 through June 13.

  • Legislators are scored based on votes on bills relating to economic freedom and prosperity.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on bills relating to economic freedom and prosperity.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 162nd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 5 through July 1. In 2012, the 162nd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 4 through June 27.

  • Legislators are scored based on if they voted with the traditional principles and values of the Republican Party.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on 39 roll call votes in the House and 20 roll call votes in the Senate during the 2011-2012 session.

Personal

Watrous and his wife, Deborah, have two children.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 12
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Paul Henle (D)
Preceded by
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 16
2012–present
Succeeded by
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