Sen. John T. Gallus is a Republican from Berlin who was first elected to the New Hampshire Senate in November 2002. He is currently in his fifth term representing District 1. Previously, he served for three terms as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives where he held the leadership position of Majority Caucus Whip for two of those terms.
Sen. Gallus has the distinction of representing the largest district in the state that runs from the northern most point in Pittsburg south to Waterville Valley. It comprises 57 communities stretching across three of New Hampshire's ten counties.
His legislative priorities include: Finding ways to make government more user-friendly, accessible and responsible to the citizens of the state as well as creating a business-friendly economy that will lead to more jobs, especially in the North Country.
For the 2011 legislative session, Sen. Gallus sponsored legislation that creates greater access for consumers to receive vaccines from pharmacists which will lead to an increased immunization rate. He also supported expanding the eligibility of those buildings destroyed by fires, or other natural acts, for the Community Revitalization Tax Relief Incentive which has been very successful in Berlin.
Gallus is a real-estate broker in Berlin, New Hampshire. He is a member and past president of the North Country Board of Realtors and a former Vice Chairman of the Berlin Zoning Board.
A lifelong resident of Berlin, Gallus and his wife, Peggy, have one son. Gallus is a graduate of Concord Commercial College.