David Pierce is an excellent choice for Senate District 5. He understands the need to reach a hand out to those on the other side of the aisle in this very difficult climate where getting things done is all about forging relationships.
Rep. Laurie Harding, Lebanon
David Pierce is serving in his third term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and is now running for the District 5 seat in the New Hampshire Senate. It was David's floor speech in 2009 that many credit for swaying the votes needed to pass New Hampshire's historic marriage equality law. David has also led the way on protecting voting rights and measures to spur job creation and economic growth.
David received the New Hampshire Democratic Party's 2008 Legislator of the Year Award and the New Hampshire Citizens Alliance 2012 Legislator of the Year Award. He's served as Treasurer of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, as chair of the party's 2008 National Convention Delegate Selection Plan Affirmative Action Committee, as a member of the party's 2008, 2010 and 2012 Platform Committees and the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. He works as a special advisor to the New Hampshire College Democrats and the Dartmouth College Democrats. He served as a member of Hillary Clinton's 2008 New Hampshire Steering Committee and serves as a member of President Obama's 2012 New Hampshire Steering Committee. David also completed studies in 2008 at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in its Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.
David is the youngest of seven kids and the first of his family to graduate from college. He now lives in Etna with his partner of 20 years, Dr. Robert Duff, and their two daughters, Emma and Grace. In his professional career, David earned a CPA license, an MBA in international business, a law degree and admission into three state bars. David clerked for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and has worked at two national law firms. He serves on the board of directors for Child and Family Services, the Legislative Committee for the New Hampshire Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and as moderator for his family's parish, the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College.