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NH House - Chandler receives award 



Rep. Chandler Honored forHis Lifetime of Support of the NH Fish & Game Mission

Photo id: (l to r) Ellis Hatch, Jr., Fish & Game Commission Director Glenn Normandeau and Chandler.

Concord—Former Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives Gene Chandler (r-Bartlett), who has also served in numerous other leadership roles during his 33 years in the House, was presented with the Ellis R. Hatch, Jr. Commission Award of Excellence today during ceremonies at the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department in Concord.


Rep. Chandler served as Speaker of the New Hampshire House from 2000-04 and has been a member of the Bartlett Board of Selectmen for 41 years.  He was recognized today for his many years of support of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s mission.  The award is named in honor of the longtime Fish and Game Commissioner from Rochester, who represented Strafford  County on the commission for 25 years.  It is given annually in recognition of a lifetime of dedicated service to the conservation of New Hampshire fish and wildlife and to the advancement of public understanding and enjoyment of these resources.  Mr. Hatch, who was on hand to personally present the award, thanked Rep. Chandler for his years of service to the state and described him as some who, “could really get things done.”


The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission is made up of 11 members, one from each county in the state and one representing the coastal communities. Commissioners are citizens' representatives on the stewardship of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources. The Commission oversees the setting of policies for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.





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.”


NH House Republican Leader Reacts to NH Ranking 30 th in CNBC’s Top States for Business 

Concord- House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) released the following statement in reaction to CNBC’s recently published ranking of the top states to do business. CNBC ranked New Hampshire 30th in the nation to do business, slipping from 27th in 2013.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“New Hampshire’s strength has always been attracting and retaining business. This should serve as a red flag that the next legislature must work diligently to improve New Hampshire’s business climate in order to ensure the high ranking we enjoyed in previous years. Republicans have fought back as the current majority sought to suspend several business initiatives that were passed by the previous legislature, however the majority continued to over spend and over regulate businesses in New Hampshire causing us to slip from 19th to 27th in 2013 and 27th to 30th in 2014. This is unacceptable.”

“There should be a serious focus on making this state more business friendly. We should be meeting with businesses to see what they need to thrive in New Hampshire, and not pass laws based on what we think they need. We need to compete regionally and nationally in order for businesses to locate, grow and create jobs here in New Hampshire. Our long term economic viability depends on it.”


Brown For US Senate - ICYMI: New Hampshire Union Leader: "Chandler on the Brown Bandwagon"



"Scott Brown is a conservative leader who will fight for New Hampshire to restore the economy, pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and focus on getting the government off our backs," said Chandler.

NORTH CONWAY— The air of inevitability around former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown as the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate from New Hampshire continued to build on Thursday when House Republican Leader Gene Chandler, R-Bartlett, officially endorsed the candidate during a visit to the Moat Mountain Smokehouse in North Conway.

“Scott Brown is a conservative leader who will fight for New Hampshire to restore the economy, pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and focus on getting the government off our backs,” said Chandler, now serving his 13th term in the House representing Carroll County District 1, which includes Bartlett, Chatham, Conway, Hale’s Location, Hart’s Location and Jackson. He is a former speaker of the House, from 2001-2004.

“New Hampshire is proud of our individual freedoms, and it’s about time we elected someone who will represent our principles,” Chandler said. “We want an independent voice who will repeal Obamacare, lower taxes and restore America’s greatness.”

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NHDP Chairman Raymond Buckley's Statement on the Election of Gene Chandler as House Minority Leader

CONCORD  - Raymond Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, released the following statement following the election of Gene Chandler as House minority leader:
"It is clear that House Republicans either didn't listen or simply chose to ignore the will of the voters by electing Gene Chandler as the House Minority leader tonight. Chandler, a devoted and loyal ally of the Tea Party and Bill O'Brien, represents more of the same type of failed leadership and extreme policies that voters roundly rejected just over a week ago.
"Voters want a return to common-sense problem solving in Concord and to move away from the divisive tactics and extreme agenda of the last two years. With the election of Gene Chandler however, the Republican minority has shown that they are still unwilling to waiver from the radical and extreme policies and tactics that lost them their majority, hurt New Hampshire's economy and left our middle class behind."