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|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 24|
|1994 - present|
|December 1, 2012|
|Years in position||20|
|Base salary||$200/two-year term|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
Hess earned his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his LL.B. from Yale Law School. Hess' professional experience includes working as an instructor for Saint Anselm College and New Hampshire Police Standards/Training Academy; attorney; moderator for the town of Hooksett and Hooksett School District and assistant attorney general for the State of New Hampshire. Hess served in the United States Air Force.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hess served on the following committees:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Children and Family Law|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hess served on the following committee:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Special Committee On Education Funding Reform, Vice Chair|
|• Special Committee On Redistricting|
|• Ways and Means|
Expanding Business Enterprise Tax
Noting that the highest paid individuals in the state are often hospital executives and college presidents, Hess expressed support for exploring expanding the Business Enterprise Tax (BET) to non-profit entities. The BET currently acts as a small tax on employee compensation for businesses operating in the state, and the non-profit sector accounts for 12 percent of all of New Hampshire's economic activity. Opponents, including the New Hampshire College and University Council, argued that non-profits have their status because they are doing work worthy of tax breaks, including caring for the sick and educating the population.
Hess won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 24. Hess advanced past the September 11 primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
On November 2, 2010, Hess won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 9 general election (2010)|
|David Hess (R)||2,980|
|Frank Kotowski (R)||2,900|
|Todd Smith (R)||2,837|
|Molly Smith (R)||2,836|
|Suzanne Calley (D)||1,461|
|Patricia Giaquinto (D)||1,357|
On November 4, 2008, David Hess won one of the three seats to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in the Merrimack 9 District, receiving 3,512 votes.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack District 9|
|David Hess (R)||3,512|
|Todd Smith (R)||3,252|
|Frank Kotowski (R)||3,156|
Comprehensive donor information for Hess is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Hess raised a total of $3,922 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 24, 2013.
|David Hess's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New Hampshire House, Merrimack 24||$0|
|2010||New Hampshire House, Merrimack 9||$805|
|2008||New Hampshire House, Merrimack 9||$1,323|
|2006||New Hampshire House, Merrimack 9||$525|
|2004||New Hampshire House, Merrimack 9||$1,269|
|2002||New Hampshire House, Merrimack 9||$0|
|2000||New Hampshire House, District 11||$0|
|1998||New Hampshire House, District 11||$0|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,922|
2012Hess won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hess raised a total of $0.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Hess's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$0|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Hess was up for re-election, he collected $805 in donations.
In 2008, Hess raised $1,323 for his campaign.
Hess and his wife, Judith Ann, have two children.
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- Profile from the New Hampshire House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- The Concord Monitor, "Lawmaker’s proposal would send business-tax bills to nonprofit N.H. hospitals, universities," September 30, 2013
- New Hampshire Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- New Hampshire Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Results
- Follow the Money, "Hess, David W," accessed December 24, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on David's 2008 campaign contributions
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hess
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