The Green Papers: New Hampshire 2017 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2017. Find 2018 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2010 Census:1,321,445 (0.43% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)

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New Hampshire State and Local Government


U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Class 3 Democratic Senator Margaret Wood "Maggie" Hassan
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

  Republican Governor Chris Sununu
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand
  Candidate Libertarian     Jilletta Jarvis

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Open, 1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman Carol Shea-Porter
First elected to the U.S. House 2006, re-elected 2008, unsuccessful candidate for re-election 2010, elected 2012, unsuccessful candidate for re-election 2014, re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 5 October 2017: "... I am announcing my intention to leave the House of Representatives in January 2019, when my present term ends."
 Candidate list (12) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative Mark S. MacKenzie
FEC H8NH01228
  Candidate Democratic     Deaglan McEachern
  Candidate Democratic     Mindi Messmer
FEC H8NH01202
  Candidate Democratic     Rochester City Attorney Terence Murphy O'Rourke
FEC H8NH01194
  Candidate Democratic     Executive Councilor Christopher C. "Chris" Pappas
FEC H8NH01210
  Candidate Democratic     former Somerworth Mayor Lincoln T. Soldati
FEC H8NH01178
  Candidate Democratic     Maura Corby Sullivan
FEC H8NH01186
  Candidate Republican     former Liquor Commission Enforcement and Licensing Director Eddie Edwards
FEC H8NH01152; 30 Sep 17; Tot $151,012; Dsb $64,414
  Candidate Republican     Carroll County Commissioner Mark Hounsell
  Candidate Republican     Andy Martin
FEC H6NH02196
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Andy Sanborn
FEC H8NH01160; 30 Sep 17; Tot $199,157; Dsb $24,330
  Candidate Independent     Shawn O'Connor

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Ann McLane "Annie" Kuster
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Ann McLane "Annie" Kuster
FEC H0NH02181; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,257,308; Dsb $318,695
  Candidate Republican     Stewart Levenson
FEC H8NH02267
  Candidate Republican     Jay Ottis Mercer
FEC H6NH02220
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Steve Negron
FEC H8NH02275; 30 Sep 17; Tot $120,112; Dsb $23,370
  Candidate Libertarian     Justin Francis O'Donnell
FEC H8NH02259

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 incumbents, 9 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 7 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
  Independent: 1 candidate
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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