Martin Harty

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Martin Harty
New Hampshire State House, Strafford 3
Former member
Term in office began
December 1, 2010
Term in office ended
March 14, 2011
Political party Republican
Profession Retired Legislator
Martin Harty was a Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He represented Strafford 3 from 2010 to 2011.

Controversy and resignation

Harty, 91, resigned after telling a constituent that the disabled should be shipped to Siberia. The constituent responded that this sounded like a position Hitler might take. Harty acknowledged that he agreed with Hitler on the issue. After the ensuing controversy, Harty said he only made the comments in jest.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Harty was appointed to one committee:



See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Harty won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.[2][3]

Harty advanced past the September 14 primary election. He faced incumbent Larry Brown (D), incumbent Robert Perry (D), incumbent Susan Price (New Hampshire) (D), incumbent Rachel Burke (R), incumbent Carol Vita (R), Richard Stanley (D), Cory Mattocks (D), Alice Surago (D), Sam Cataldo (R), Lou Vita (R), Bill O'Connor (R), Joseph Pitre (R), Robbie Parsons (R), William Panek (R), Janet Kalar (D), and David Mincin (R) in the November 2 general election.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Belknap 2 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sam Cataldo (R) 1,509
Green check mark transparent.png Lou Vita (R) 1,483
Green check mark transparent.png Bill O'Connor (R) 1,483
Green check mark transparent.png Carol Vita (R) 1,345
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Pitre (R) 1,320
Green check mark transparent.png Robbie Parsons (R) 1,210
Green check mark transparent.png William Panek (R) 1,126
Green check mark transparent.png Martin Harty (R) 1,122
Green check mark transparent.png David Mincin (R) 1,116

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Perry
New Hampshire House Strafford 3 District
Succeeded by
Robert Perry