Bill Nelson (New Hampshire)

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Bill Nelson
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Carroll 5
In office
December 5, 2012 - present
Years in position 2
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSpring Hill College
Master'sJohnson State College
ProfessionRetired educator
Office website
Bill G. Nelson is a Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Carroll 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Now retired, Nelson's professional experience includes working as an educator for 39 years. He has been a Selectman in Brookfield for over a decade.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nelson served on the following committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs


Campaign themes


In a biographical submission to Ballotpedia, Nelson outlined his political philosophy:[1]

1. Fight for Fiscally Responsible Budgets
2. Opposed to a NH Sales and/ or Income tax.
3. Promote a climate of investment and job growth.
4. Protect 2nd Amendment rights!
5. Champion common sense solutions in Concord.
6. Protect the Right to Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness
7. Safeguard the Rights of Parents



See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Incumbent Tom Lavender and Paul Turner were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Bill Nelson, Ed Comeau and Lino Avellani defeated Carolyn Carruth in the Republican primary. Craig Bona is running as an Independent candidate. Lavender, Turner, Comeau, Nelson, Avellani and Bona will face off in the general election.[2]


See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nelson won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Carroll 5. Nelson advanced past the September 11 Republican primary and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Carroll 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHarry Merrow Incumbent 28.1% 2,837
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Nelson 26.7% 2,694
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Lavender 23.3% 2,353
     Republican Lisbeth Olimpio 21.9% 2,209
Total Votes 10,093

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nelson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Nelson raised a total of $0 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 20, 2013.[5]

Bill Nelson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Carroll 5 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $0


Nelson won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Nelson did not raise any money.[6]


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in New Hampshire

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In 2013, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 2 to July 1. In 2014, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 8 through June 13.

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Nelson is a member of the Great Bay Radio Association, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), and the Knights of Columbus. He was a co-founder of Together Locating Children in Vermont (TLC).[1]

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