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The New Hampshire Senate has been meeting since 1784. It is the upper house of the New Hampshire General Court. It consists of 24 members representing Senate districts based on population. Currently, there are 14 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In November 2008, New Hampshire became the first state ever to have elected a majority of female state senators. In the 2009-2010 session, 13 of the 24 seats are held by women, 11 of whom are Democrats and the remaining two of whom are Republicans. This is the first time women have outnumbered men in the lower or upper chamber of any state legislature in United States history.[1] [2]

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2009–2010 biennial session

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Composition

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 14 10 24 0
Begin 14 10 24 0
Latest voting share 58.3% 41.7%

Leadership of the New Hampshire Senate

Position Name Party District
Senate President Sylvia Larsen Democratic 15
President pro tempore Martha Fuller Clark Democratic 24
Majority Leader Maggie Hassan Democratic 23
Minority Leader Peter Bragdon Republican 11

Members of the New Hampshire Senate

District Representative Party Residence First Elected
1 John Gallus Republican Berlin 2002
2 Deborah Reynolds Democratic Plymouth 2006
3 Jeb Bradley Republican Wolfeboro 2009
4 Kathleen Sgambati Democratic Tilton 2006
5 Matthew Houde Democratic Meriden 2008
6 Jacalyn Cilley Democratic Barrington 2006
7 Harold Janeway Democratic Webster 2006
8 Bob Odell Republican Lempster 2002
9 Sheila Roberge Republican Bedford 1984
10 Molly Kelly Democratic Keene 2006
11 Peter Bragdon Republican Milford 2004
12 Peggy Gilmour Democratic Hollis 2008
13 Bette Lasky Democratic Nashua 2008
14 Sharon Carson Republican Londonderry 2008
15 Sylvia Larsen Democratic Concord 1994
16 Theodore Gatsas Republican Manchester 2000
17 John Barnes, Jr. Republican Raymond 2000 (1992-1998)
18 Betsi DeVries Democratic Manchester 2006
19 Robert Letourneau Republican Derry 2004
20 Lou D'Allesandro Democratic Manchester 1998
21 Amanda Merrill Democratic Durham 2008
22 Michael Downing Republican Salem 2006
23 Margaret Hassan Democratic Exeter 2004
24 Martha Fuller Clark Democratic Portsmouth 2004

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