Leon Rideout

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Leon Rideout
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Coos 7
In office
December 5, 2012 - present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corp
ProfessionSmall business owner
Office website
Leon H. Rideout is a Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Coos 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Rideout served as a member of the New Hampshire Board of Selectmen from 1992 until 1995.


Rideout's professional experience includes owning and operating a used car sales and repair shop. He served in the United States Marine Corps.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs


Campaign themes


In an electronic communication, Rideout described his political philosophy:[1]

"Fiscally Conservative Common sense candidate Hoping to Keep State Spending Under control and Prioritized to best meet the need of NH Residents, And to Bring New economic development to COOS County"

Election history


See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rideout won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Coos 7. Rideout advanced past the September 11 primary and defeated incumbent Evalyn S. Merrick (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Coos 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeon Rideout 50.3% 3,274
     Democratic Evalyn Merrick Incumbent 49.7% 3,240
Total Votes 6,514
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Coos 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLeon H. Rideout 58.2% 798
William Remick Incumbent 31.9% 437
Jeffery Young 9.9% 136
Total Votes 1,371

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rideout is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Rideout raised a total of $0 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 30, 2013.[4]

Leon Rideout's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Coos 7 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $0


Rideout won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rideout did not raise any money.[5]

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