Jack Flanagan (New Hampshire politician)

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Jack Flanagan
Rep. Jack Flanagan -- State of NH Pic.jpg
Majority Leader of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
December 5, 2014 – November 4, 2015
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 26
Assumed office
November 2, 2010
Personal details
Jack B. Flanagan

(1957-11-23) November 23, 1957 (age 61)
Political partyRepublican
Alma materBoston University
Southern New Hampshire University
WebsiteCampaign website

Jack Flanagan (born November 23, 1957) is a politician in the United States, and was the majority leader[1] in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.


Flanagan is from Brookline, New Hampshire.[2] He is the father of three adult daughters.[3]

Professionally, Flanagan has been employed by companies in the insurance industry, with a focus on Financial Management and Software Design/Implementation.[3]

Political offices[edit]

Since December 2014, Flanagan has been majority leader (second to, and appointed by,[4] the Speaker of the House) in the New Hampshire House of Representatives; due to that, Flanagan is also on the New Hampshire Republican State Committee. Flanagan is a Republican, representing Hillsborough 26 since 2010. Previously, Flanagan was on the Brookline Board of Selectmen through 2013.[5]

He is currently serving his third term as a member of the New Hampshire House, Hillsborough County, District 26, representing the towns of Brookline and Mason. During his tenure in the House, he has served as Majority Leader and currently is the Vice Chairman for the Labor, Industrial, and Rehabilitative Services Committee.[6]

He filled the one year remaining on the term of a Brookline Town Selectman who had resigned. He then successfully ran for an additional three-year term, giving him four years of service on the board. Flanagan also served a total of eight years on the Brookline Finance Committee and, in his final year, he was elected chairman by his colleagues.[3]

During Jack's early years of service, while his children were school aged, he served on the Brookline School Board. He also served as Chairman during the final year of his two, three-year terms. In addition to serving on the Brookline School Board, Flanagan also served on the Hollis/Brookline Cooperative School Board for three years, including the final year as vice-chairman. During his nine years of service on the SAU 41 Board, a prerequisite for any school board member, Flanagan was chair during his final two years of service.[3]

On March 29, 2016, Flanagan announced his candidacy as a Republican for United States Congress in New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district.[7]

Political positions[edit]

In August 2015, Flanagan endorsed John Kasich for president, who in September 2016 endorsed Flanagan for Congress.[8][9][10] Jack Flanagan is a moderate Republican.[11][12]


  • Cites:[1][2][4][5][8][9][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]
  • Jack Flanagan. "A legislative agenda of which the GOP and NH can be proud".
  • http://www.brookline.nh.us/sites/brooklinenh/files/minutes/minutes-file/2011-06-06.pdf
  • http://www.puc.nh.gov/Regulatory/Docketbk/2014/14-380/COMMENTS/14-380%202015-08-04%20J%20FLANAGAN%20COMMENT.PDF
  • http://search.nh.gov/nhgov-search.htm?q=%22jack+flanagan%22&cmd=Search!
  • Citations for personal details.[21]


  1. ^ a b Jonathan Martin (August 13, 2015). "John Kasich's Appeal to Moderates Gains Traction in New Hampshire". ...Kasich dismisses suggestions that he is a risk to himself, but some of his supporters recognize the danger. Jack Flanagan, the majority leader of the New Hampshire House, said it was the product of Mr. Kasich's four decades in politics. 'After a while you get sort of hardened a little bit,' said Mr. Flanagan, searching for the right word. 'I don't want to say sarcastic. But he's getting better. He deals with it.' Mr. Kasich insists...
  2. ^ a b "NH House passes vetoed title loan bill". January 4, 2012. ...Opponents said it would trap people in high-interest loans they could not repay. State Rep. Jack Flanagan, R-Brookline, said New Hampshire already has three title loan businesses with 16 locations charging 36 percent interest on loans secured by vehicles. 'Where's the downside to that?' said Flanagan, who argued against passing the bill.
  3. ^ a b c d "Jack Flangan for Congress". Jack Flangan for Congress. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  4. ^ a b Reid Wilson (January 7, 2015). "The New Hampshire State House is a total mess". ...But Jasper has been busy installing his own partisans in top positions. House rules allow Jasper to appoint his own majority leader, a job he gave to state Rep. Jack Flanagan (R). He picked Chandler, the former speaker who lost to O'Brien in the initial leadership vote, as his deputy speaker, and he booted two prominent O'Brien supporters from their committee assignments.
  5. ^ a b Samantha Allen (March 14, 2013). "Change in store for Brookline: Flanagan not reelected by voters, Farwell stepping down, newcomers fill seats".
  6. ^ "member". www.gencourt.state.nh.us. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  7. ^ Morris, Allie (March 8, 2016). "Flanagan announces run for U.S. Congress against Kuster". Concord Monitor.
  8. ^ a b Michelle Everhart-Sullivan (August 3, 2015). "Kasich gets backing of House majority leader in New Hampshire". The Columbus Dispatch.
  9. ^ a b Patrick Howley (August 4, 2015). "John Kasich Scores New Hampshire Endorsement".
  10. ^ "Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  11. ^ "VNews.com". VNews.
  12. ^ "Concord Monitor".
  13. ^ Robert Higgs (August 4, 2015). "Just hours before candidate forum, John Kasich picks up key New Hampshire endorsement".
  14. ^ Tony Schinella (August 1, 2015). "Flanagan: Legislature's Compromise Process Started Months Ago -- The House Majority Leader says that the Republican-controlled Legislature has met 99 percent of the governor's budget request".
  15. ^ Paige Sutherland (Jun 24, 2015). "House and Senate Pass 2016-2017 Budget". But House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan of Brookline said this move would essentially be like cherry picking the budget. 'I believe it is unfair to the people of New Hampshire, to say you oppose a budget and simultaneously propose an amendment that seeks to borrow from it,' he argued.
  16. ^ Darrel Rowland (June 17, 2015). "John Kasich out talking to voters in New Hampshire". ...a governor in the 1980s, was among Kasich's key New Hampshire supporters who were guiding various political dignitaries toward Kasich before the dinner. One was Jack Flanagan, leader of majority Republicans in the Granite State's House of Representatives. He didn't officially endorse Kasich, but he sang his praises, saying...
  17. ^ Bob Sanders (February 3, 2015). "N.H. House panel weighs cutting workers' comp provider fees: Bill sponsors say state should limit payments".
  18. ^ Kathleen Ronayne of The Associated Press (January 21, 2015). "New Hampshire considers business tax cut: Republicans support the measure but Democrats say the trims will leave a hole in the state budget". ...Thirteen Republican senators have co-sponsored a bill to reduce the profits tax, along with House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan, House Deputy Speaker Gene Chandler and the chairmen of the House Ways and Means and Finance committees.
  19. ^ Allie Morris (March 24, 2015). "House Finance Committee pushes ahead budget proposal". ..."The budget process is never easy and I commend the Finance committee for all of their hard work and appreciate the tough decisions they had to make throughout this process," House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan of Brookline said in a statement. "I believe the final product is something Republicans will stand by as a fiscally responsible, balanced budget that does not raise taxes and slows the growth of government."...
  20. ^ "NH Rep's daughter accused of taking campaign sign". Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  21. ^ "member". www.gencourt.state.nh.us. Retrieved 2016-07-31.

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