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District 5
Councilor David K. Wheeler

Biography

Councilor David K. Wheeler first won election to the New Hampshire Executive Council from District Five in 2000, after serving many years in legislative service in both the New Hampshire State Senate and the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He has subsequently served on the Council from 2003-2005, 2011-2013 and was re-elected for the 2015-2017 term.

Councilor Wheeler began his political career in state government when he was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1988. He served in that body of state government for two terms from 1988 to 1992. From 1992 to 1998 Councilor Wheeler represented state Senatorial District 11. He served as Majority Whip of the Senate from 1994 to 1998. He was chairman of the Public Institutions Health and Human Services Committee, senior member of the Juvenile Justice Commission, Vice Chair of the Capital Budget Committee, and member of the Judiciary Committee, the Insurance Committee, and the Wildlife and Recreation Committee.

He represents the cities and towns of Amherst, Antrim, Bennington, Brookline, Deering, Dunbarton, Fitzwilliam, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hillsborough, Hollis, Hudson, Jaffrey, Litchfield, Lyndeborough, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, New Boston, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Richmond, Rindge, Sharon, Swanzey, Temple, Troy, Weare, Wilton, and Windsor, and the city of Nashua.

Councilor Wheeler is a New Hampshire Native and has been a lifelong resident of Milford, NH where he graduated from Milford High School. He has served his local community on the Milford Area High School Planning Board, the Selectmen’s Representative to the Nashua Regional Planning District, the Milford Area School Space Needs Committee, and The Milford Traffic Safety Committee.

Councilor Wheeler and his wife Joy have been married for thirty-four years and have four children. Their son, James Wheeler, State Representative from House District 47, is the youngest Representative ever elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Affiliations/Associations: Member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, secretary-treasurer, Gun Owners of New Hampshire, board of directors; Christian Home Educators of New Hampshire, board of governors; Purgatory Falls Fish and Game Club, Life time member.

Councilor Wheeler is the Owner of Maranatha Carpet, Environmental Construction Products; and operates a family tree farm, sugarhouse, and apiary.


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