Paul Hodes

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Paul Hodes

Paul Hodes (born March 21, 1951 in New York City ) is an American politician . From 2007 to 2011 he represented the state of New Hampshire in the US House of Representatives .


Paul Hodes attended Dartmouth College in Hanover until 1972 . He then studied law at Boston College until 1978 . Between 1979 and 1982 he was the Assistant Attorney General of New Hampshire. He then worked as a private lawyer. In 1992, he served as a special attorney for the State of New Hampshire. In addition to his legal and political activities, Hodes is also a well-known entertainer in his homeland.

Hodes is a member of the Democratic Party . In 2004 he ran for the first time unsuccessfully for a seat in Congress . Two years later, he then prevailed in the second constituency of New Hampshire against the Republican Charles Bass , whereupon he became his successor on January 3, 2007 in the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC . After being re-elected in 2008 against Jennifer Horn, he continued his mandate until January 3, 2011. Hodes was most recently a member of the Committee on Financial Services and the Committee on Administrative Reform, as well as two sub-committees each.

He had announced his candidacy for the US Senate for the 2010 congressional elections , although in the latest polls he was well behind Republican Kelly Ayotte . On November 5, 2010, Hodes lost the Senate election to Ayotte.

Paul Hodes is married to Peggy Horstmann.

Web links

  • Paul Hodes in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)