Timothy Horrigan

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Timothy Horrigan
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 6
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 7
2008 - August 2010
Date of birthOctober 3, 1956
ProfessionEducator, Writer
Office website
Campaign website
Timothy Horrigan (b. October 3, 1956) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Strafford 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Horrigan served in the House previously, representing Strafford 7 from 2008 until his resignation on August 12, 2010. He served as the town vice-chair of the Durham Democratic Committee; city chair for Lebanon, New Hampshire Democratic Committee; campaign staff of the Dukakis for President Committee; and volunteer for Democracy for America, Edwards for President Campaign, and MoveOn.org.


Horrigan earned his B.A. in English from Columbia University; M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University; and M.B.A. in Marketing Management from the University of Southern California. His professional experience includes working as a self-employed writer, educational test scorer for Measured Progress; Navision database programmer for Enterprise Management Solutions; Press and Foundation Outreach consultant for Global Health Council; climatic data analyst for Vermont Weather Associates Limited; physical science technician for the Army Corps of Engineers; and digital mapping technician for Geographic Data Technology.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Horrigan was been appointed to this committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011
Petitions for Redress and Grievances

Election history


See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Horrigan won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 6. Horrigan advanced past the September 11 primary and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Horrigan won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 7 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Janet Wall (D) 4,920
Green check mark transparent.png Naida Kaen (D) 3,546
Green check mark transparent.png Jenna Roberts (D) 3,435
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Ginsburg (D) 3,316
Green check mark transparent.png Judith Spang (D) 3,330
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy Horrigan (D) 3,237
Ann Lane (R) 2,423
Amos Townsend (R) 2,002
David Childs (R) 2,002


On November 4, 2008, Horrigan finished sixth for the six-seat Strafford 7 District in New Hampshire receiving 5,629 votes, behind Democrats Janet Wall (8,056), Naida Kaen (5,936), Emma Rous (5,815), Marjorie Smith (5,730), and Judith Spang (5,668). [4]

Horrigan raised $780 toward his campaign.

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Horrigan was up for re-election, he collected $624 in donations.[5]


2010 resignation

Horrigan resigned from the New Hampshire House of Representatives on August 12, 2010 following remarks he made on Facebook concerning Sarah Palin's death. He sent a letter of resignation to Speaker of the House Terie Norelli and apologized for his "thoughtless remarks."[6]

Horrigan was replying to a comment by Democratic candidate for New Hampshire House Keith Halloran. On a post about the plane crash in Alaska that killed former Senator Ted Stevens, Halloran wrote, "Just wish Sarah and Levy were on board." Horrigan went on to reply, "Well a dead Palin wd be even more dangerous than a live one...she is all about her myth & if she was dead she cldn't commit any more gaffes."[7]

Ryan Williams, spokesman for the New Hampshire Republican Party, said the comment was "a really callous, sick, twisted political analysis from a sitting state representative. Why are New Hampshire Democrats so obsessed with Sarah Palin dying? I don't know any normal people who spend their time discussing the death of their political rivals."[8]

On August 19, 2010, Horrigan sent a letter to Speaker of the House Terie Norelli, rescinding his August 12 resignation. However, Norelli's position was that because Horrigan's resignation became official the moment she accepted it, the resignation could not be rescinded. Immediately after the decision, Horrigan resumed his campaign and won election on November 2, 2010.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
New Hampshire House Strafford 7 District
Succeeded by
Audrey M. Stevens (D)
Preceded by
New Hampshire House Strafford 7 District
2008–August 2010
Succeeded by