Bob Odell

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Bob Odell
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New Hampshire State Senate District 8
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 13
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAmerican University, 1966
Date of birth07/04/1943
Place of birthNashua, NH
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Campaign website
Bob Odell (b. July 4, 1943) is a Republican member of the New Hampshire State Senate, representing District 8 since 2002. As of the 2013 session, Odell serves as President Pro Tempore.

Odell served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 2000 to 2002.


Odell earned his B.A. from American University in 1966. His professional experience includes working as the President of O'Dell, Simms and Associates from 1974 to 2002, working at O'Dell Management since 1977, and serving as Chair of O'Dell Simms since 2002.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Odell served on the following committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Natural Resources, Vice Chair
Ways and Means, Chair



See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2012

Odell won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 8.[1] He ran unopposed in the September 11th Republican primary election and defeated Ckristopher Wallenstein (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Odell Incumbent 61.4% 17,709
     Democratic Ckristopher Wallenstein 38.6% 11,138
Total Votes 28,847


See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

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

New Hampshire State Senate, District 8 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Odell (R) 12,631
Harold Perkins (D) 5,688


On November 4, 2008 Bob Odell won the election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 8 with 15,985 votes.

Odell raised $88,951 for his campaign.[4]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 8 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Odell (R) 15,985
Phinizy (D) 10,999
Others 32

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Odell was up for re-election, he collected $45,843 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

New Hampshire State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Odell's campaign in 2010
Tausch, Frederick W$5,000
Odell, Bob$2,500
New Hampshire Association Of Realtors$2,100
Bullock, Thomas$2,000
Business & Industry Association Of New Hampshire$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $45,843


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Bob Odell's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New Hampshire Association of Realtors $2,500
Allyson Real Estate Solutions LLC $2,000
John F. Olson $2,000
Sandhills PAC $2,000
Business & Industry Association $1,100


Odell and his wife, Sandy, have four children.

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