Timothy Horrigan's 2010 Election Page

last update: December 10, 2010


Just in case anyone is still wondering, yes I did win the 2010 election, and I was sworn in on December 1, 2010. This was a 6-person district, and I finished 6th highest out of 9 candidates. Not every voter used all 6 votes. In fact, the district-wide average was only about 4.5 votes per ballot (including people who didn't vote for any state rep candidates at all.) The percentages are based on the total number of ballots cast:




Durham

Lee

Madbury

Total

Checklist Total

10465

3318

1354

15137

Turnout

35.8%

53.4%

59.5%

41.7%

Ballots Cast

3742

1772

805

6319

Votes Cast

16964

7888

3379

28231

Votes/Ballot

4.53

4.45

4.20

4.47











Votes Cast

Durham

Lee

Madbury

Total

Wall, d&r

2931

1357

632

4920

Kaen, d

2138

1032

376

3546

Roberts, d

2189

892

354

3435

Spang, d

2086

901

343

3330

Ginsburg, d

2117

864

335

3316

Horrigan, d

2028

859

350

3237

Lane, r

1337

720

366

2423

Childs, r

1080

609

313

2002

Townsend, r

1053

643

306

2002

Scatter

5

11

4

20






% of Ballots

Durham

Lee

Madbury

Total

Wall, d&r

78.3%

76.6%

78.5%

77.9%

Kaen, d

57.1%

58.2%

46.7%

56.1%

Roberts, d

58.5%

50.3%

44.0%

54.4%

Spang, d

55.7%

50.8%

42.6%

52.7%

Ginsburg, d

56.6%

48.8%

41.6%

52.5%

Horrigan, d

54.2%

48.5%

43.5%

51.2%

Lane, r

35.7%

40.6%

45.5%

38.3%

Childs, r

28.9%

34.4%

38.9%

31.7%

Townsend, r

28.1%

36.3%

38.0%

31.7%

Scatter

0.1%

0.6%

0.5%

0.3%






Re-Elect Timothy Horrigan

NH House of Representatives; Strafford County District #7

General Election: Tuesday; November 2, 2010


Representing the people of Durham, Lee and Madbury since December 2008 has been one of the greatest honors of my life, and I hope to return. I served on the House Election Law Committee as well as on the Revenue Committee of the Strafford County Conference. (I also served briefly as a temporary substitute on the House Labor Committee.)

I grew up in Durham and attended the Oyster River Schools before graduating from the Northfield Mount Hermon School Columbia University, and the University of Southern California. I have three decades of experience as an information-technology specialist and a writer.


My legislative priorities have included and will always include:

  • Preserving both the federal and state constitutions

  • Free, fair and open elections, using accurately-counted paper ballots

  • Protecting the personal freedoms of all New Hampshire citizens

  • Protecting the rights of all families, conventional or unconventional

  • Protecting gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual people from discrimination

  • Marriage equality

  • Preserving the environment

  • Making sure UNH continues to be one of the top state universities in America


During my first term, 2009-2010, I sponsored or cosponsored five bills which became law:


I sponsored or cosponsored two other bills which came close to passing:


What about Taxes?

New Hampshire's current tax system, which relies heavily on business taxes and property taxes, is unworkable. It is also unfair and regressive. Any attempt to reform the tax system will involve creating new taxes and/or increasing some existing taxes. I will not take "The Pledge" to oppose a "broad-based" tax. However, I am opposed to a broad-based sales tax at this time, primarily for technical reasons. (Basically, there is no standard nationwide scheme for classifying goods and services.)


What about Gambling?

Casinos and the like are not an alternative to taxes. Those facilities, if we had them in New Hampshire, would be taxed— and taxed heavily. The various proposals which came before the legislature in 2009 and 2010 were not worth pursuing: the costs would have vastly outweighed the benefits.


What about Spending Cuts?

I favor efficient, small and unobtrusive government. We already have that in New Hampshire, though there is room for improvement. Massive short-term spending cuts are both unwise and impossible. Moreover, spending cuts are not a substitute for tax reform.


When & Where to Vote:

All voting in New Hampshire is done with paper ballots. The initial count will be done by machine, but a hand count can— and will— be carried out if necessary.



Strafford #7 Polling Places:

College students & other local residents with multiple homes may register to vote in Durham, Lee or Madbury— as long as they have a residence in one of those towns and won't be voting anywhere else during the 2010 election cycle. UNH's dorms are residences just like all other housing units in Durham, and the students living on-campus in April 2010 were counted as part of Durham's population during the Decennial census.

General Election; Tuesday, November 2, 2010
You can register at your polling place—or at your town hall on or before October 23, 2010.


Timothy Horrigan

7-A Faculty Road

Durham, NH 03824

ph: 1-603-868-3342

email: Timothy.Horrigan@alumni.usc.edu

web: TimothyHorrigan.com



Paid for & authorized by:

Timothy Horrigan Campaign Committee — Fiscal Agent: Timothy Horrigan, Durham NH

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I will be running alongside five great incumbent legislators and two outstanding Democratic newcomers:

Strafford County District #7:

Senate District #21 (Durham, Lee & 3 other communities)

Senate District #6 (Madbury & 4 other communities)




 Here is a letter to the editor which I wrote on October 22, 2010. Only the Dover, NH Foster's Daily Democrat ran it.

I have been campaigning hard this fall to return to the New Hampshire House, even though I made the mistake of resigning my seat in August. My resignation was made in haste after I made some comments about Sarah Palin which were widely misconstrued. I bear no personal animosity to Ms Palin, and I hope she comes here to New Hampshire and gets to know us. All the other 2012 Presidential hopefuls, including President Obama, are working hard in New Hampshire to lay the groundwork for our upcoming Presidential Primary. The other candidates realize that we Granite Staters know how to sort out the serious candidates from the pretenders.


The Presidential Primary is over a year away. The General Election is a few days away. I would like to ask each and very one of you in Durham, Lee and Madbury for one of your six state-rep votes on November 2nd, 2010.


Protecting our "First in the Nation" Presidential Primary will be one of my legislative priorities. I also plan to work hard to preserve the integrity of our elections, to protect our personal freedoms, to bring more fiscal sanity to the state budget, and to make sure UNH continues to be one of America's great state universities. Along with my district-mate Janet Wall, I was one of only 38 state representatives out of 400 who made every roll call and attended every session day during the last two annual sessions. I cannot guarantee a 100% attendance record next biennium, but I can guarantee that I will keep working hard for all of you.


Thanks,

Timothy Horrigan





Timothy Horrigan (in black) with State Rep. Gina Hutchinson
Manchester, NH; October 12, 2010
photo courtesy of :
Jerry Sneirson




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