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Former U.S. Congressman Paul Hodes Joins NHIOP Public Advisory Board

May 02, 2011

Barbara LeBlanc
(603) 486-8760

Rep. Paul HodesThe New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College is pleased to announce that former United States Congressman Paul Hodes has joined the institute's Public Advisory Board.

"We are excited about this new addition to our board, and are confident that Congressman Hodes will be a highly valuable member of our team," said NHIOP Executive Director Neil Levesque. "His experience and expertise will certainly play an integral role in guiding the work of the institute."

The board, which comprises about 30 members serving three-year terms, includes leaders in civic life, business, politics, and journalism, who help the institute expand its role in the state and national dialogue about democracy, government, and the major issues facing our country. The board advises Saint Anselm and the NHIOP on a wide range of topics related to programs, development, and the future of the institute.

Hodes is an attorney, community leader, two-term congressman from New Hampshire's second congressional district, and a consultant to businesses and not-for profit institutions. He is currently the founder and principal of Northern Connection LLC., a consulting firm focused on federal government relations, strategic communication, community relations, board development, and fundraising.

Hodes was elected to Congress in 2006, and became the president of the historic 2006 freshman class. As a member of Congress, he served on the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Oversight. Hodes was also the first member of Congress from an early primary state to endorse then-Senator Obama for president and served as his national co-chairman, representing the campaign frequently with the national media. He subsequently has been a frequent guest on cable news, especially on Bloomberg business news where he has helped describe and explain the changing regulations in the financial sector. Hodes was the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in 2010.

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