Frequently Asked Questions

Run for State Representative

Who is my State Rep now?


What are the requirements for serving in the NH House?

  • Must be a registered voter and at least 18 years old
  • Domiciled in New Hampshire for at least 2 years
  • Must presently live in the town or ward you are a candidate for
  • Must be registered as a Democrat before the filing period begins to run as a Democrat


What do NH State Representatives do?

  • Representatives serve 2-vear terms
  • The House is in session from January-June every year
  • Committee Requirements
    • State Reps serve on a committee that works on legislation before it goes to the full House floor. Committees meet 1+ times a week depending on the workload-the time commitment will vary significantly based on the committee
    • Committees typically meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Committees are assigned in the beginning of every term by party leadership
  • House Session
    • The full 400-member House meets most Thursdays (and a few Wednesdays) between January and
      June every year
  • Find out more about the New Hampshire House here.


Pay & Perks (in addition to the privilege of serving your state)

  • $200 a term
  • Reimbursed for gas mileage to Concord for legislative work
  • Free tolls in New Hampshire
  • Option for special State Representative license plate

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