House Speaker Nominee Bill O’Brien Announces Former Speaker Gene Chandler to Serve as Speaker Pro Tem

Concord – Republican nominee for House Speaker Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) today announced that former Speaker Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) will serve as the House Speaker Pro Tem. Chandler has served as Speaker from 2000-2004 and as Speaker Pro Tem from 2010-2012. From 2012-2014, he served as the House Republican Leader.


House Speaker Nominee Bill O’Brien


“In his 17 terms serving the citizens of New Hampshire, Gene has consistently demonstrated his commitment to the state and has been a leader at every level of the House. There is no one more knowledgeable than Gene on the institution and tradition of this body. Moreover, he has been a reliable voice for limited, effective government in keeping with the values Granite Staters hold dear. I’m thrilled he’s joined our leadership team and look forward to him playing an important role in moving our state forward over the next session.”


House Speaker Pro Tem Nominee Gene Chandler


“I look forward to working with Speaker O’Brien over the next two years and hope all Republican House members will join us in our efforts to restore New Hampshire’s economy. He shares my concerns about making sure that New Hampshire delivers fiscally accountable government that lives within its means to the public. That begins with responsible revenue estimates and holding the Governor and state agencies to task for staying within their budgets. Together, we can make sure that our state’s fiscal house is in order and we take the steps to get New Hampshire’s economy back on track and growing again.”