New Hampshire State Senate
|New Hampshire General Court|
New session started
|December 2, 2020|
President of the Senate
President pro Tempore
Length of term
|Authority||Part Second, New Hampshire Constitution|
|Salary||$200/term + mileage|
| November 3, 2020 |
| November 8, 2022 |
|State Senate Chamber|
New Hampshire State House
Concord, New Hampshire
The New Hampshire Senate has been meeting since 1784.It is the upper house of the New Hampshire General Court, alongside the lower New Hampshire House of Representatives. It consists of 24 members representing Senate districts based on population. As of December 2, 2020, there are 14 Republicans and 10 Democrats.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of 164th General Court||10||13||23||1|
|165th General Court||10||14||24||0|
|166th General Court||14||10||24||0|
|Start of the 167th General Court||10||14||24||0|
|Latest voting share|
|President of the Senate||Chuck Morse||Republican||22|
|Majority Leader||Jeb Bradley||Republican||3|
|Minority Leader||Donna Soucy||Democratic||18|
|President Pro Tempore||Sharon Carson||Republican||14|
|4||David H. Watters||Dem||Dover||2012|
|6||James P. Gray||Rep||Rochester||2016|
|7||Harold F. French||Rep||Franklin||2016|
|11||Gary Daniels||Rep||Milford||2020 (2014-2018)|
|12||Kevin Avard||Rep||Brookline||2020 (2014-2018)|
|22||Chuck Morse||Rep||Salem||2010 (2002-2006)|
|23||Bill Gannon||Rep||Sandown||2020 (2016-2018)|
The State of New Hampshire has a republican form of government modeled after the Government of the United States, with three branches: the executive, consisting of the Governor of New Hampshire and the other elected constitutional officers; the legislative, called the New Hampshire General Court, which includes the Senate and the House of Representatives; and the judicial, consisting of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire and lower courts.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the U.S. state of New Hampshire enjoy all the same legal rights as non-LGBT residents, with most advances occurring within the past two decades. Same-sex sexual activity is legal in New Hampshire, and the state began offering same-sex couples the option of forming a civil union on January 1, 2008. Civil unions offered most of the same protections as marriages with respect to state law, but not the federal benefits of marriage. Same-sex marriage in New Hampshire has been legally allowed since January 1, 2010, and one year later New Hampshire's civil unions expired, with all such unions converted to marriages. New Hampshire law has also protected against discrimination based on sexual orientation since 1998 and gender identity since 2018. Additionally, a conversion therapy ban on minors became effective in the state in January 2019.
Elections in the U.S. state of New Hampshire are held at national, state and local level. The state holds the first presidential primary in the national cycle. Elections for a range of state positions coincide with biennial elections for the House of Representatives.
Phyllis M. Katsakiores is an American politician who represents the Rockingham 6 district of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. She previously served in the House from 1982 to 2012. Katsakiores also served on the Derry, New Hampshire Town Council multiple times, from 1990 to 1996 from 1999 to 2004, and from 2013 to present.. Katsakiores worked prior as a newspaper reporter in Massachusetts and as a local grocery supervisor.
Jeff Woodburn from Dalton, New Hampshire is a former Democratic member of the New Hampshire Senate for the 1st district, elected in 2012. He was the minority leader of the Senate Democratic caucus. Woodburn served on the Public and Municipal Affairs Committee and the Election Law and Internal Affairs Committee.
Donna M. Soucy is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire Senate, first elected in 2012 in the 18th district. She is currently the President of the New Hampshire Senate. Soucy serves on the Senate Commerce, and Rules and Enrolled Bills committees, in addition to the Joint Fiscal Committee Soucy has also previously served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and as a Manchester alderman.
Andy Sanborn is a former Republican member of the New Hampshire Senate, representing the 9th district between 2012 and 2018, and previously the 7th district from 2010 to 2012.
Jack Flanagan is a politician in the United States, and was the majority leader in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
Jay Kahn is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire Senate representing the 10th district, located in the southwestern corner of the state and including Alstead, Chesterfield, Gilsum, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Keene, Marlborough, Roxbury, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Walpole, Westmoreland and Winchester, New Hampshire.
Linda Gould is an American politician in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. She currently is one of seven elected state representatives for the Hillsborough-7 district. She was elected for the first time in 2014.
Steve Negron is a politician from Nashua, New Hampshire who served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He was twice Republican Nominee for the United States Congress in New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district in 2018 and 2020 but lost the election to Democrat incumbent Ann Kuster.
Sharon Carson is an American politician who has served in the New Hampshire Senate from the 14th district since 2008. She previously served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from Rockingham's 3rd district from 2000 to 2008.
Laura C. Pantelakos is an American politician in the state of New Hampshire. She is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, sitting as a Democrat from the Rockingham 25 district, having been first elected in 1978.
Richard W. Hinch was an American politician who served as a member and speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
Regina Birdsell is an American politician who has served in the New Hampshire Senate from the 19th district since 2014. She previously served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 2010 to 2014.
Frank Sapareto is an American politician who served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1996 to 2002, 2008 to 2014 and 2016 to 2018. He previously served in the New Hampshire Senate from the 19th district from 2002 to 2004.
Martha S. Hennessey is an American politician who served in the New Hampshire Senate for the 5th district from 2016 until 2020. She was the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and served on Transportation and Health and Human Services Committees. She previously served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives for the Grafton 12 district from 2014 to 2016.
Josh Yokela is an American Republican legislator elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives on November 6, 2018. He was elected to represent Rockingham 33 district which includes the towns of Brentwood, Danville, and Fremont. He sits on the Children and Family Law Committee which hears matters including the rights of children, divorce, and child support. He lives in Fremont, New Hampshire and holds positions on the Fremont Zoning Board of Adjustments and the Fremont Budget Committee.
Peter John Spanos is a New Hampshire politician, and currently serves in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
Jason Osborne is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He represents Rockingham 4, comprising the towns of Auburn, Chester, and Sandown.