Office Location

State House, Room 317
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2548

Clerk of the House


Paul C. Smith, Clerk of the House
Michael Coe, Assistant Clerk
Teresa Preston, Second Assistant Clerk
Paul Bryant, Bill Status and Calendar Clerk
Alex Betses, Clerk's Operations Coordinator
Gail Middleton, Assistant to the Clerks


The Clerk of the House is a House officer elected by the members at the beginning of each biennium. The Clerk serves as Parliamentarian of the House, providing guidance on established rules, parliamentary and legislative procedures. The Clerk is the Chief Legislative Officer and is responsible for the proper handling of all legislation in the House, as well as maintaining the records of the House. The office is non-partisan and is responsible for and provides all public information regarding scheduling, bill status, legislative history and voting records. House Calendars and Journals, as well as other publications used by members, are prepared and printed by this office. The Clerk's staff coordinates the flow of work during House floor sessions.