Sept. 1, 2014

Rep. Charles Bass (R-N.H.)

  • District: 2nd District, West -- Nashua, Concord
  • Residence: Peterborough
  • Born: January 8, 1952; Boston, Mass.
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Wife, Lisa L. Bass; two children
  • Education: Dartmouth College, A.B. 1974 (government)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1980; N.H. House, 1982-88; N.H. Senate, 1988-92; defeated in primary for re-election to N.H. Senate, 1992; U.S. House, 1995-2007; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 2006; U.S. House, 1995-2013
  • Elected: Elected: 2010 (7th term); Also served 1995-2007; Defeated Ann McLane Kuster, D, to succeed Paul W. Hodes, who ran for Senate
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Environment & the Economy)
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State Information: 2nd District, West -- Nashua, Concord

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Charles Bass (R) 108,610 48.3%
Ann Kuster (D) 105,060 46.8%
Tim vanBlommesteyn (I) 6,197 2.8%
Howard L. Wilson (LIBERT) 4,796 2.1%
2008 general Paul Hodes (D) 188,332 56.4%
Jennifer Horn (R) 138,222 41.4%
Chester Lapointe (LIBERT) 7,121 2.1%
2006 general Paul Hodes (D) 108,743 52.7%
Charles Bass (R) 94,088 45.6%
Ken Blevens (LIBERT) 3,305 1.6%
2004 general Charles Bass (R) 191,188 58.3%
Paul Hodes (D) 125,280 38.2%
Richard Kahn (LIBERT) 11,311 3.4%
2002 general Charles Bass (R) 125,804 56.8%
Katrina Swett (D) 90,479 40.9%
Rosalie Babiarz (LIBERT) 5,051 2.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 56% John McCain: 43%
2004 John Kerry: 52% George W. Bush: 47%
2000 Al Gore: 48% George W. Bush: 47%