Gary Lambert

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Gary Lambert
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Hampshire, District 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sValparaiso University, 1981
Master'sArmy War College, 2003
J.D.Drake University Law School, 1984
Date of birth10/27/1959
Place of birthProvidence, RI
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Gary Lambert was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of New Hampshire.[1] He lost to Marilinda Garcia in the Republican primary on September 9, 2014.[2]

Lambert is also a former Republican member of the New Hampshire State Senate, representing District 13 from 2010 to 2012.

Lambert is the owner and patent/trademark attorney at Lambert & Associates. He was a colonel in the United States Marine Corps.

Lambert earned his J.D. from Drake University Law School in 1984, his M.S. in strategic studies at Army War College in 2003, and his B.S. in chemistry/biology at Valpariso University in 1981.

Committee assignments

In the 2011-12 legislative session, Lambert served on these committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Gary Lambert endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]



See also: New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Lambert ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New Hampshire's 2nd District.[4] Lambert sought the Republican nomination in the primary on September 9, 2014, but was defeated by Marilinda Garcia.[2]

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarilinda Garcia 49.3% 27,285
Gary Lambert 27.5% 15,196
Jim Lawrence 18.7% 10,327
Mike Little 4.5% 2,489
Total Votes 55,297
Source: New Hampshire Secretary of State - Official Election Results'

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Lambert to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that made this list were set to receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[5][6]


See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

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

New Hampshire State Senate, District 13 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Lambert(R) 5,886
Bette Lasky (D) 5,204

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lambert's reports.[7]

Gary Lambert (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[8]February 28, 2014$0.00$173,571.00$(889.89)$172,681.11
Year-End[9]January 31, 2014$172,681.11$71,838.37$(25,977.87)$218,541.61
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2014$218,541.61$75,767.00$(34,494.27)$259,814.34
Running totals


In 2010, a year in which Lambert ran for election, he collected $54,954 in donations.[11] His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Campaign themes

Lambert listed the following themes on his campaign website:

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "My goal is to make Nashua the most attractive city in the state and New Hampshire the most attractive state in the nation to businesses and employees."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I firmly believe that every child deserves the best education possible, regardless of financial status, and, if elected, I will do everything in my power to see that the children of Nashua and this state get the finest quality public education they deserve."
  • Defecit
Excerpt: "As a business owner, I know how to balance a budget responsibly and find new and innovative ways to reduce spending. I am a patent attorney by profession – I deal with innovation each and every day. I will bring the same common sense approach and innovative mindset I use in my business and home to the state senate."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "If elected, I will vote against new taxes and fees. I want to cut the out-of-control spending rather than increasing the financial burden on working families."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "Because of my love of the outdoors, I am committed to keeping New Hampshire looking like New Hampshire and protecting our precious environmental resources. All of us are responsible for protecting our environment for our children and their children."


Lambert and his wife, Lori, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bette Lasky (D)
New Hampshire State Senate District 13
Succeeded by
Bette Lasky (D)