If you don't count the two new members who seem likely never to be sworn in, then exactly half the members of the New Hampshire House are new this year.
That would be 199 of 398.
Actually, the clerk's office breaks new people down into new new people (those who have never served before) and old new people (those who served in past years, albeit not in the 2011-12 session); let's call them returnees.
46 Republicans are totally new; seven returnees.
For Democrats, it's 90 totally new and 56 returnees.
Overall, that's 136 totally new and 63 who have served at some time in the past.
Many of them are undergoing orientation today and tomorrow.
I seem to recall that on average, there's a turnover of about a third every two years, something in the 133 range, so we're way beyond that this year.
You won't know the players without a scorecard.
I have been asked if I could locate and list all the incumbents who were defeated on November 6. The answer is yes and no. There were 78 losers, four Democrats and 74 Republicans. However, we apparently lack the technology to convey the names in electronic form (I know...I was baffled as well, but that's what I'm told).
Two of the four Democratic losers were real surprises, Sandy Keans of Rochester and Ben Baroody of Manchester Ward 6 (he's walking around with arm in sling today). I wasn't surprised by Jennifer Daher of Hillsborough 25 which includes New Ipswich, the most Republican town in the state by my numbers. Evalyn Merrick, of Lancaster, was from a swing district.
If I can get the 74 Republicans, I'll post them here. I know that of the 21 Manchester Republican incumbents, only four of us are left. Several chose not to run again; one died. Two ran (and lost) for the Senate--Gail Barry and Phil Greazzo; one (Jerry Bergevin) lost in the primary; losing on election day were Win Hutchinson and Mike Ball from Ward 2; Ross Terrio from Ward 7 (he'd have be known as the biggest loser since he also ran for Charter Commission and came in 60th of 62 people running); Mark Proulx from Ward 8; Irene Messier and Tammy Simmons from Ward 10; Carlos Gonzalez from Ward 12. Only one of the seven Manchester snakes (those who went back on their redistricting pledge) remains in office, and that's a name you'll never see mentioned here.