David B. Campbell 

Candidate for Speaker of the NH House 


Born October 3, 1957 in Newport, NH


Newport (NH) High School, 1975
Harvard University, A.B., cum laude, 1980
Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1988

Work Experience

1975 - 1988 
• Licensed Real Estate Salesman/Broker
• Became youngest licensed salesman in nation by receiving license on 18th birthday

1988 - Present 
• Attorney at Law, Nashua, NH
• Sole practitioner focused in municipal, business, real estate and development law
• Licensed and practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts

Governmental and Political Experience

Volunteer/Driver for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Harry V. Spanos, Newport.

Paid Legislative Intern for Senator Thomas J. McIntyre (D-NH), Washington, DC (Researched and wrote a hospice care law that was sponsored by Senators McIntyre and Kennedy).

1978 - 1982
• Elected State Representative for two terms from hometown of Newport to NH House. First biennial session took a leave from College. Judiciary and Appropriations (Finance) Committees.
• Appointed to the Youth Development Center, Manchester, Board of Directors by Governor Gallen.

• NH Draft Kennedy Committee: Headed the Boston Area College Students for Kennedy (12 colleges)
• Seated as a Delegate-Alternate for Senator Edward Kennedy at the 1980 Democratic Convention, New York City
• Press Secretary, Arel for Congress campaign.

1983 - 1986
Administrative Assistant to Nashua Mayor Maurice Arel
(Negotiated the first high-pressure-sodium municipal street light rate with PSNH, which saved millions of dollars and received an award from the US Secretary of Energy under Reagan)

Elected to NH Constitutional Convention from Ward 3 in Nashua
Co-sponsored 3 of the 7 amendments passed by the Convention that went to voters: Reducing Age for State Senators to 25 (not adopted by voters), Annual Legislative Sessions (adopted) and Four-Year Term for Governor (missed by less than 2% of the 2/3 needed)

Wrote and produced television advertisements for Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Joseph Grandmaison

1991 - 1992
Original NH Steering Committee - Clinton for President

2004 - 2010
• Elected State Representative to fourth consecutive term from Ward 6 in Nashua.
• Served on Public Works & Highways Committee (two terms as Vice-Chairman), Rules Committee (2009 -10) and the Long Range Planning & Utilization Committee (2008-12).
• Served on and chaired several statutory Commissions including Commissions to Study: NH’s Secure Psychiatric Units – SPU’s (2005); the Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan (2006) **; the NH State Park System (2005-6)**; School Building Aid (2009-10)**; Funding of State Highways and Bridges- two-(2009 & 2010); Masterplan for the State House Complex (2010)

 **resulted in recommended legislation becoming law

Legislative Highlights
  • 1981 – Co-Sponsored law that raised the marriage license fee to $45, where it remains today, which has been the primary source of funding for the Domestic Violence Grant Program for the past 28 years.
  • 1981 – Sponsored law that installed snow-making equipment at Mt. Sunapee State Park (the last one in NH ), which stabilized the winter economy in the Sunapee/Newport area
  • 2006 – Sponsored law that raised the age for mandatory use of PDF’s (life jackets) by children from age 5 to age 12.
  • 2009 – With Rep. Bouchard and bi-partisan input of entire Public Works Committee wrote entire Capital Budget, which became law.
  • 2009 – Sponsored bill to raise the road toll (gas tax) for exclusive funding of the State’s roads and bridges (passed the House, failed in Senate after Governor said he would veto it.)
  • 2010 – Wrote the law that bans texting while driving.
  • 2010 – With Rep. Bouchard wrote into the State’s 10 Year Transportation Improvement Plan conditional language that allowed NH and Maine to jointly receive the recent $20 million federal grant to rebuild the Memorial and Sarah Mildred Long Bridges in Portsmouth. 
  • 2012 – Added language to the State's 10 Year Transportation Improvement Plan that requires Maine to pay 50 percent of the cost of the Sarah Long Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery and to be designed to allow next-generation shipping into Portsmouth Harbor.

• Granite State Labor Alliance’s Legislative Achievement Award
• Honored with 7 fellow Nashua-area representatives for supporting NH workers

• Associated General Contractors’ Legislative Appreciation Award
• Honored for a leading role in educating the public about the state’s infrastructure and passing legislation in the House to raise the road toll (gas tax).

• Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year
In the aftermath of the Boston Red Sox first World Series victory in 86 years, I (along with several million other fans) received this honor as a loyal member of Red Sox Nation.

Last Day in House (1983)

First election with family and friends
Newport, NH (1978)

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