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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
Websites
Office website
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Rick 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 M.A. in English Nonfiction Writing from the University of New Hampshire. Watrous' 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

Election history

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 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.

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

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. [3]

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).[4]

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Watrous was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.[5]

2008

In 2008, Watrous collected $639 in donations. He received one donation for the entire $639, attributed to "Blank".[6]

Personal

Watrous and his wife, Deborah, have two children.[7]

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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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