Paul Hodes

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Paul Hodes, a Democrat, represented the Second Congressional District of New Hampshire from 2007 to 2011.


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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Born in 1951, Hodes graduated from Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School. He worked under David Souter as Assistant Attorney General of New Hampshire from 1979-1982. During this term, he prosecuted the first white-collar crime case in New Hampshire to result in incarceration for the offenders. Paul has been a performer and patron of the arts and entertainment community since his Dartmouth years; in the 1990s he was a leader in the creation of the Capitol Center for the Arts, and he serves on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. [1]

He collaborates with his wife Peggo in producing music for children and families. The couple has two children. [2]

Congressional career

2006 election

Hodes defeated Republican Rep. Charlie Bass 53%-47% in the 2006 congressional elections to win his seat. [3]

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations

More Background Data

Background information on Charlie Bass, whom Paul Hodes challenged in the 2006 congressional elections:


DC office
  • 2465 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4065 Fax: 202-225-1655
    Webform email
District offices
  • 114 North Main Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
    Ph: 603-223-9814 Fax: (none entered)
  • 80 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570
    Ph: 603-752-4680 Fax: (none entered)
  • 29 Center Street, Keene, NH 03431
    Ph: 603-358-1023 Fax: (none entered)
  • 32 Main Street, Room 110, Littleton, NH 03561
    Ph: 603-444-7705 Fax: (none entered)
  • 147 Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060
    Ph: 603-579-6913 Fax: (none entered)
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Top Issues


WMUR Commitment 2010 Senate Candidates On The Issues - Commitment 2010. WMUR Channel 9 New Hampshire. 2010.
“Climate change is a serious problem that needs to be addressed quickly. It is a threat to New Hampshire’s ski mountains, our rivers and lakes, and our tourism industry that are all so critical to our way of life. We need to combat global warming by starting to create clean energy jobs and stopping our dependence on dirty fossil fuels.”- Hodes


WMUR Commitment 2010 Senate Candidates On The Issues - Commitment 2010. WMUR Channel 9 New Hampshire. 2010.
“I will never vote to lift the ban on offshore drilling off the coast of New England – period. We need to use New Hampshire’s natural resources to create clean energy jobs here at home that can never be outsourced.”- Hodes

LCV Action Fund Endorses Paul Hodes for US Senate. February 12, 2010. Hodes voted for the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 and believes in energy efficiency, renewable energy and public transit. In addition, “Hodes is a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Caucus (SEEC). He also authored a provision to encourage local schools to run on alternative energy and worked to increase fuel efficiency standards so that American cars will run further on a gallon of a gas.”





WMUR Commitment 2010 Senate Candidates On The Issues - Commitment 2010. WMUR Channel 9 New Hampshire. 2010.
“I proudly supported health insurance reform that provides tax cuts to our small businesses, ensures kids can see a doctor when they’re sick, and prevents health insurance companies from dropping a person’s coverage when they become sick. Health insurance companies should never be able to discriminate against individuals with preexisting conditions.”-Hodes

Will Paul Hodes Stand By As President Obama Bypasses Congress To Appoint Health Rationing Czar? July 8, 2010.
Hodes support the health reform; however, New Hampshire residents want it repealed.

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