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Senator David Watters

District 4

Sentor David Watters, New Hampshre Senate Democratic Caucus

Senator David Watters is serving his fourth term as the state Senator from District 4 that covers Barrington, Rollinsford, Somersworth and his hometown of Dover.


For the 2019-2020 legislative session, he chairs the Capital Budget and Transportation Committees and is a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  Sen. Watters understands the need for priorities and intends to make jobs, education, the environment, and historical preservation his focus for the next two years.


David has been active in community service since moving from Newmarket to Dover in 1984. He has been a selectman in Dover's Ward 1, chair of the Strafford County Democratic Committee, and a state representative for two terms. David was frequently heard on New Hampshire Public Radio as a consultant for Granite State Stories and the Immigration Project. His deep interest in preserving New Hampshire’s history, culture, arts, and the environment has lead to him serving eight years as a trustee of the New Hampshire Historical Society. He currently serves on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and as a commissioner on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.


Sen. Watters was educated at Dartmouth College and Brown University. He has worked as an English professor at the University of New Hampshire since 1978, where he teaches American literature, New England studies, and New Hampshire literature and culture. Watters co-edited the Encyclopedia of New England.


David lives with his wife, Jan Alberghene, in Dover. Their son, Harper, is a Corps member at Houston Ballet.

Senate District 4

Barrington, Dover, Rollinsford, and Somersworth

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Senate Office
Legislative Office Building

Room 101-A
33 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-8631

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