Howard Pearl

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Howard Pearl
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New Hampshire State Senate, District 17
Former candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Howard Pearl was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 17 of the New Hampshire State Senate.

Pearl announced on August 6, 2014, that he was dropping out of the race. His name remained on the ballot.[1]


Campaign themes


Pearl's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt:"I will oppose any efforts to enact a broadbased tax – sales, income or anything else. New Hampshire’s citizens are taxed too much already. Additionally, I have taken the Americans for Tax Reform pledge opposing any new tax or increase in an existing tax."


  • Excerpt:"I will stop the unnecessary big government programs and look for efficiencies in state government to cut costs and save money."

Economy and Jobs

  • Excerpt:"I have worked with community leaders on businesses issues locally in the Loudon area and I will be a fresh face with a fresh perspective on how to get businesses growing again in New Hampshire."

Second Amendment

  • Excerpt:"I am a strong proponent of the right to bear arms and will fight any efforts to increase gun control laws in New Hampshire."

The Right to Life

  • Excerpt:"I am pro-life and believe that life begins at conception and ends at natural death."



See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire State Senate 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. Nancy R.B. Fraher was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent John Reagan defeated Howard Pearl in the Republican primary. Pearl announced on August 6, 2014, that he was dropping out of the race. His name remained on the ballot. Fraher and Reagan will face off in the general election.[3]


See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2012

Pearl ran in the 2012 election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 17.[4] Pearl was defeated by John Reagan in the September 11th primary election.[5][6]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 17 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Reagan 51.2% 2,689
Howard Pearl 48.8% 2,559
Total Votes 5,248

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