House Speaker Files for Fourth Term

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien today officially filed his candidacy for the New Hampshire House of Representatives in the newly redistricted Hillsborough District 5 towns of Mont Vernon and New Boston. O’Brien, in April, announced he would seek a second term as New Hampshire House Speaker naming former House Speaker Gene Chandler of Bartlett; Finance Vice Chairwoman Lynne Ober of Hudson, Ways and Means; Chairman Stephen Stepanek of Amherst; Salem Rep. Marilinda Garcia and Londonderry Rep. Dan Tamburello to his re-election campaign.

House Speaker William O’Brien

“I look forward to having a conversation with the citizens of New Boston and Mont Vernon about the extraordinary achievements of this legislature and the important issues facing New Hampshire.  We received a mandate from the voters of to cut state spending; to reduce taxes and fees; to return fiscal sanity to the state; and to create an environment for job creation.  The results are striking: the unemployment dropped dramatically since voters sent Republicans to Concord in 2010. That’s because employers knew it was the end of 25% increases in state spending, increased regulations on our small businesses, and over 100 tax and fee increases that they had seen from the prior two terms.  We delivered a balanced budget, gotten the burden of regulation off the backs of our job creators and provided tax relief for our citizens and employers.  Now, we need to continue to build on these gains to ensure that New Hampshire continues to have a state government that lives within its means, creates an even more job-friendly environment and delivers on the promise of accountability.”