Office Location

State House, Room 311
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3661

Staff

Aaron Goulette, Chief of Staff
Debra Childs, Deputy Chief of Staff
Jennifer Tramp, Communications Director
James Cianci, Esq, Legal Counsel
Lisa Smith Dean, Speaker’s Office Receptionist

Description

The Speaker has the overall responsibility for House administration and, in conjunction with the Senate President, joint legislative administration. The Speaker makes committee appointments and hires House staff. During House sessions, the Speaker presides over debate and rules on parliamentary questions.

The Chief of Staff reports directly to the Speaker and coordinates all personnel employed under the auspices of the Speaker. The Legal Counsel provides advice on legal, legislative and ethics questions, and House and committee procedures and rules. The Media Relations & Constituent Services staff assists with writing and distributing press materials, scheduling news conferences, and handling constituent inquiries and issues.