U.S. House District 2 Election (NH): Charlie Bass
Charlie Bass is the incumbent Republican representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd congressional district.
Charlie Bass is a lifelong New Hampshire resident. He was elected to Congress in November 2010 to represent the 2nd District of New Hampshire, which covers the western half of the state, including the entirety of Cheshire, Sullivan, Coos and Grafton counties as well as parts of Belknap, Hillsborough and Merrimack counties.
Originally a small business man, Charlie helped build and manage a successful architectural supplies manufacturing firm in New Hampshire. He understands the challenges job creators face every day and the impact complex regulatory burdens, high taxes and uncertainty has on growing a business and hiring new workers.
Bass was first elected to represent the 2nd District in Congress in 1994 where he served 6 consecutive terms and was a constant and tireless advocate in Washington for the Granite State. His efforts include preserving New Hampshire’s picturesque environment for future generations, and promoting clean, alternative energies that move our country toward energy independence. In his current term, Charlie was named a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he has continued to fight to improve the lives of all Granite Staters.
In addition to his time in Congress, Charlie also previously served in the New Hampshire Legislature as both a State Representative and State Senator.
A graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, Charlie lives in Peterborough with his wife Lisa and their two children, Lucy and Jonathan. He enjoys the outdoors, tinkering with car engines, and spending time with his family.