Senator David Boutin was elected to the New Hampshire Senate during a special election held in February of 2010. Eleven months later, he went on to win a full term in November of 2010. He represents District 16 which covers Bow, Dunbarton, Candia, Manchester Wards 1, 2 and 12 and his hometown of Hooksett.
Boutin previously served as a state Representative serving Manchester Ward 1 from 1996-2000 and then returned to the legislature winning a special election to represent the town of Hooksett in the House of Representatives from 2008-2010.
Currently, Sen. Boutin Chairs the Capital Budget Committee and is Vice Chair of Transportation. He is also a member of Public and Municipal Affairs and Ways and Means.
For the 2011-2012 legislative session, the senator’s legislative priorities include: passage of a New Hampshire version of Caylee's Law (legislation that will require a parent or caregiver to contact law enforcement if a child under six goes missing for more than 24 hours and restores the appointing authority for the Director of Juvenile Justice System in New Hampshire to the Governor and Council) and continued work on legislation that will help small business get relief from ever-increasing health care costs regarding workmen’s compensation.
Additionally, Sen. Boutin will continue his work on behalf of hard-working families and small businesses that are struggling in these difficult economic times by fighting against new and or increased taxes and fees. The senator also believes that incentivizing small business to grow, invest and create new jobs that get people back to work is the best approach to restoring the "New Hampshire Advantage".
A leader in his community, Boutin served on the Hooksett Town Council, Zoning Board and Heritage Commission. He also has served on the Manchester Airport Access Study Task Force, the Manchester Planning Board, and the Historic District Commission. From 1984-1986, he served on the Salem Budget Committee as a resident of that town.
Senator Boutin, who is retired, holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Northeastern University of and Master's degree in Community Planning and Development from the University of Rhode Island. He is a 1996 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire.
He is married with two children and two grandchildren.