Senator Watters Files for Reelection 

Seeks Second Term to Continue To Fight For Bipartisan Solutions That Place Granite State Families First


Dover, NH – Tomorrow, Senator David Watters will officially file for re-election as a candidate for State Senate in District 4. Joined by fellow Senate colleagues, Watters will file for his candidacy with the Secretary of State so that he can continue his work to grow our state's economy and strengthen hard-working Granite State families. District 4 includes the towns of Barrington, Dover, Rollinsford and Somersworth.  


“It has been a privilege to serve the citizens of District 4 by working hard for jobs, economic development, education, and healthcare," said Senator David Watters. "in 2012, I promised to work across the aisle to find the best solutions to the problems facing our state, and I promise to maintain that same bipartisanship so that we can keep New Hampshire moving forward."


After serving two terms in the House, Senator Watters was elected to the Senate in 2012 by a strong majority of voters across the District. He has served on the Transportation Committee and the Executive Departments and Administration Committee, as well as on several other committees and commissions. Having sponsored and cosponsored dozens of successful bills, Senator Watters is recognized for his bipartisan leadership on many issues.  Senator Watters believes the progress of the past two years must be continued.


“I pledged to restore civility to Concord and put aside partisan divisiveness by promoting common sense legislation to support working families. I will continue to fight for the priorities that matter to Granite State families like creating jobs and promoting economic development founded on an education that prepares students for 21st-Century jobs. We must protect the New Hampshire advantage of low taxes, quality of life, and equal opportunity. We can’t return to extremist views on women’s health, economic policy, or education," continued Senator Watters.


Senator Watters Notable Legislative Accomplishments: 

·  Secured increased school adequacy funding for Dover, Barrington, and Rollinsford, and $13.5 million for Dover’s Career and Technical Education Center.  

·   Sponsored legislation to promote economic development, to support businesses, to encourage housing development and cut red tape, to create a commission on child sexual abuse prevention education, and other bills to protect families. 

·  Established Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission, demonstrating leadership in confronting the challenges of adaptation to global warming, and his efforts on nitrogen and wastewater treatment have aided plans to clean up the Great Bay without burdening local tax payers in Dover and other communities with tens of millions of dollars in unnecessary construction costs.