New Hampshire Senator Lou D’Allesandro announces retirement

May 22, 2024

Lou D’Allesandro has announced his retirement from the New Hampshire State Senate, capping a 50-plus-year career in public service that began in 1973.

Speaking to a crowd gathered in the lobby of the legislative office building in Concord, New Hampshire last week, D’Allesandro recapped his time in office, saying “You can’t stay beyond the time when you can make a difference, and I believe that my service in the Senate has made a difference in the lives of people.”

Senator D’Allesandro served in multiple roles throughout his career, including two terms in the House, three terms on the New Hampshire Executive Council, two campaigns for governor, and an unbroken series of 13 terms in the Senate stretching from 1998 to 2024.


D’Allesandro and his wife Pat were also fixtures at most CSG and CSG East events. He served as National Chair in 2019 and as co-chair of the 2022 CSG East Annual Meeting. Lou was also a long-time member of the CSG East Executive Committee and chair of the regional budget committee.

“Lou has always been there as a source of wisdom and integrity for us all,” Minority Leader Donna Soucy said in a statement. “His door has always been open to constituents, legislators, activists, and all who approach [him], willing to do whatever he can to help. As a teacher and a coach, he has touched the lives of thousands and served as a mentor to many.”

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