Lou D'Allesandro

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Lou D'Allesandro
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New Hampshire State Senate District 20
In office
1998 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 17
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Hampshire, 1961
Master'sRivier College, 1971
Date of birthJuly 30, 1938
Place of birthBoston, MA
ProfessionTelevision Interviewer
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Lou D'Allesandro (b. July 30, 1938) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. During his time in the Senate, he has served as Deputy Democratic Leader.

D'Allesandro served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1996 to 1998. He is a former candidate for Governor of New Hampshire. He has also attended the New Hampshire Constitutional Convention and the Democratic National Convention.


D'Allesandro earned his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in 1961, and his M.A. from Rivier College in 1971. He then attended postgraduate programs, including Senior Executives in State and Local Government, at Harvard University in 1990, 1995, and 2000. His professional experience includes working as a Director of Admissions for New Hampshire College from 1974 to 1976, President and CEO of Daniel Webster College from 1976 to 1980, Consultant for Center for Life Management from 1980 to 1981, Executive Assistant to the President at New England College from 1981 to 1982, Director of Community Relations/Marketing Consultant for the Merrimack Valley College of the University of New Hampshire from 1982 to 1983, Vice President of Computer Management Dynamics, Incorporated, from 1984 to 1986, President/CEO of Nasson College from 1986 to 1988, a radio talk show host for WMVU and Vice President of Continuing Education at Franklin Pierce College from 1994 to 1997, and Vice President of Bus Sales at Patsy's Companies from 1997 to 1999. He has been a interviewer for Manchester Community Television since 1997. He has also been Adjunct Faculty at Franklin Pierce College since 1999. D'Allesandro served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves in 1958.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, D'Allesandro served on the following committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Budget
Ways and Means, Vice Chair


Election history


See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2012

D'Allesandro won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 20. D'Allesandro ran unopposed in the September 11th Democratic primary election and defeated Phil Greazzo (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLou D'Allesandro Incumbent 63.1% 13,264
     Republican Phil Greazzo 36.9% 7,754
Total Votes 21,018


See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 D'Allesandro won election to the New Hampshire State Senate. He faced no opposition in the September 14 primary and defeated Joseph Kelly Levasseur in the general election.

New Hampshire State Senate, District 20 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lou D'Allesandro (D) 6,656
Joseph Kelly Levasseur (R) 6,491


On November 4, 2008 Lou D'Allesandro won the election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 20 with 13,461 votes.

D'Allesandro raised $147,928 for his campaign.[3]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lou D'Allesandro (D) 13,461
Sakellar (R) 6,950
Others 10

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which D'Allesandro was up for re-election, he collected $137,527 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

New Hampshire State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lou D'Allesandro's campaign in 2010
Professional Fire Fighters Of New Hampshire$3,000
Craig, William H$2,500
Brothers, Kathleen$2,000
Seigel, Fred$2,000
Carney, Thomas F$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $137,527


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Lou D'Allesandro's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
B. L. Schwartz $5,000
New Hampshire Association of Realtors $3,750
Waste Management $2,750
Fred A. Seigel $2,250
Donna J. Seigel $2,250


D'Allesandro and his wife, Patricia, have three children.

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