Concord, NH— Hooksett State Representative David Boutin filed his candidacy papers today for the District 16 State Senate seat.


“Both the NH House and Senate have passed budgets that are fiscally irresponsible. Both budgets increase spending by more than 11% while state revenues have shrunk during a deepening recession. To pay for this, the Democrats have raised taxes, hiked fees, and downshifted costs to property taxpayers. Families are struggling to pay their mortgages and put food on the table, small businesses are trying to keep their doors open and people working, so why in the world would we be asking them to pay even more?” said Boutin.


“I’m running for the Senate because enough is enough. It’s time that state government cut spending instead of raising taxes. As a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, I’ve voted against every one of these taxes, fee increases and downshifting of costs. As a member of the Senate, I will do exactly the same thing. State departments need to prioritize programs and services and make difficult budget decisions. These are the same decisions that all of us are making every day during this recession and it’s time that state government did the same,” continued Boutin.


“We need to get people back to work and I look forward to listening to their concerns as I travel across the district during this campaign,” said Boutin.


David Boutin has a long record of public service. For seven years he has served in the NH House of Representatives where he has been a member of the Ways & Means, Public Works and Election Law Committees. He was also elected to the Hooksett Town Council in May of 2009. Prior to that Boutin has served on the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Heritage Commission and a Trustee of Trust Funds.


David and his wife Janet live in Hooksett. They have two adult daughters. Prior to that they lived in Manchester (Ward 1) for 19 years where he served on the Planning Board and Historic District Commission.


David graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Economics and earned a Masters degree in Community Planning and Development from the University of Rhode Island. He worked in the field of Community Planning, spent 16 years in the private sector doing real estate site selection work, and also worked at the Federal Department of Homeland Security. David retired in 2005.