Lawrence Emerton

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Lawrence Emerton
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 7
Former member
In office
1988 - 2012
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1988
Term limitsN/A
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Lawrence Emerton (b. October 1, 1928) is a former Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing the Hillsborough 7 District from 1988 to 2012.

Emerton has also been the chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee for the New Hampshire House of Representatives of Representatives; moderator of Goffstown School District; chairman of the Town Planning Board; vice-chairman of the County Republican Committee; and chairman of the Town Republican Committee. Emerton is the owner of Larry Emerton Appraisers; his other professional experience includes master sergeant of the United States Army Reserve, and master sergeant and corporal in the United States Marine Corps.

Emerton earned his B.A. from New England College.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Emerton served on these committees:


Presidential preference


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

Lawrence Emerton endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Emerton was re-elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.


On November 4, 2008, Emerton was re-elected by finishing third in the Hillsborough District 7 of the New Hampshire House of Representatives taking one of the eight potential seats there. Emerton (5,711) finished behind Randolph Holden (5,924) and Neal Kurk (5,868). He was followed by Gary Hopper (5,478), Russell Day (5,272), John Hikel (5,263), Kevin Hodges (5,040), Calvin Pratt (4,914), David Martin (4,836), Katelyn Karens (4,727), Stephen Brozowski (4,351), Becky McMennamin (4,231), Leigh Douglass (3,981), Derek Winsor (3,829), Benjamin Hampton (3,527), George McMennamin (3,516), Lisa Wilber (2,242), and others (17) who were presumably write-ins.[2] Emerton raised $1,575 for his campaign.[3]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough District 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Randolph Holden (R) 5,924
Green check mark transparent.png Neal Kurk (R) 5,868
Green check mark transparent.png Lawrence Emerton (R) 5,711
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Hopper (R) 5,478
Green check mark transparent.png Russell Day (R) 5,272
Green check mark transparent.png John Hikel (R) 5,263
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Hodges (D) 5,040
Green check mark transparent.png Calvin Pratt (R) 4,914
David Martin (R) 4,836
Katelyn Karens (D) 4,727
Stephen Brozowski (D) 4,351
Becky McMennamin (D) 4,231
Leigh Douglass (D) 3,981
Derek Winsor (D) 3,829
Benjamin Hampton (D) 3,527
George McMennamin (D) 3,516
Lisa Wilber (L) 2,242
Others 17

Campaign donors


In 2008 Emerton raised $1,575 in campaign donations. His top four contributors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
Free & Strong America P A C N H $250
New Hampshire Medical Society $250
New Hampshire Association of Realtors $250
New Hampshire Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons $250


In 2010, a year in which Emerton was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.[5]


Emerton and his wife, Elaine, have two children; Diane and Larry.[6]

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