Matthew Houde

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Matthew Houde
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New Hampshire State Senate District 5
Former member
In office
2008 - 2012
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire House of Representatives, District 1
2006 - 2008
Bachelor'sDartmouth College, 1991
J.D.University of Connecticut School of Law, 1997
Date of birthMarch 27, 1969
Office website
Matthew Houde (b. March 27, 1969) is a former Democratic member of the New Hampshire State Senate, representing District 5 from 2008 to 2012..

Houde served in the New Hampshire State House of Representatives from 2006 to 2008.

Houde was an attorney for Brown Rudnick from 1998 to 2000. He then worked as a Project Manager for the University of Alabama, Birmingham, from 2000 to 2001. He also worked as an attorney for Hinckley, Allen and Snyder from 2002 to 2003. He has been Assistant Director of the Vermont Law School Office of Career Services since 2003.

Houde earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1991. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1997.

Committee assignments

Houde was previously a member of the following committees:



See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Houde won election to the New Hampshire State Senate. He faced no opposition in the September 14 primary and defeated James Danforth in the general election.

New Hampshire State Senate, District 5 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Houde (R) 11,014
James Danforth (D) 7,465


On November 4, 2008, Matthew Houde won the election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 5 with 17,994 votes.

Houde raised $56,945 for his campaign.[1]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Houde (D) 17,994
James Danforth (R) 9,140
Others 18

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Houde was up for re-election, he collected $41,681 in donations.[2] His largest contributors in 2010 were:


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Matthew Houde's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
John Houde $2,000
Susan Almy $2,000
Friends of Peter Hoe Burling $2,000
Demers Group $1,250
Charlotte Quimby $1,000

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Preceded by
New Hampshire State Senate District 5
Succeeded by
David Pierce (D)