Keith Ammon

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Keith Ammon
Ammon in 2016
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
from the Hillsborough 40th district
Assumed office
December 2, 2020
Preceded byKat McGhee
In office
December 3, 2014 – December 5, 2018
Preceded byGary Daniels
Succeeded byKat McGhee
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceNew Boston, New Hampshire

Keith Ammon is an American politician. A Republican, he was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing the Hillsborough 40th District from 2014 to 2018 and re-elected in 2020.


Ammon moved to New Hampshire in 2009 as part of the Free State Project.[1][2] He served on the New Boston School Board from 2012 to 2015[3] and is chairman of the board for the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance. He also serves as director of the New Boston Republican Committee and the New Boston Taxpayers' Association.[4]

He contributed to the Bretton Woods Summit of Consumer's Research in 2017 and 2018 as a local subject matter expert on regulation in cryptocurrency.[5] In 2018, he participated in a panel for Harvard Kennedy School alumni on the topic.[6]

Ammon was named to GOPAC's Class of Emerging Leaders in 2016.[7]

State representative[edit]

In 2014, he won the District 40 seat in the State House over Democrat Henry Mullaney and was re-elected in 2016 against Democrat Kat McGhee, who was elected in the same contest in 2018.[8] He was endorsed by the National Rifle Association and the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance.

In the New Hampshire House of Representatives, he served on the Municipal and County Government Committee along with the Science, Technology and Energy Committee. He was also a member of the NH House Freedom Caucus.[9]

In January 2016, he cosponsored a bill that would have allowed the state government to accept payment of taxes and fees in bitcoin.[10] It was defeated by the House 264-74.[citation needed]

In March 2016, he introduced a bill[11] allowing public libraries to run privacy software. The bill was written with input from the Library Freedom Project.[12] and was passed by the House 268–62.[13]

In 2020, Ammon began serving as an assistant Republican whip.


  1. ^ "You Asked, We Answered: What Is the Free State Project?" New Hampshire Public Radio. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  2. ^ "Bitcoin's Last Gunslinger" Forbes. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  3. ^ "Representative Keith Ammon" NH House of Representatives. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  4. ^ "About" Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  5. ^ "The Bretton Woods Experience" Bretton Woods Summit. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  6. ^ "Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Public Policy" HKS New England Alumni Association. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  7. ^ "GOPAC announces 2016 Class of Emerging Leaders" GOPAC. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  8. ^ "Hollis Republican State House candidates debate issues" Nashua Telegraph. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  9. ^ "NH Freedom Caucus members discuss budget impasse" WMUR-TV. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  10. ^ "Tiny Towns, Small States Bet on Bitcoin Even as Some Shun Its Miners" The PEW Charitable Trusts. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  11. ^ "House Bill 1508: An Act allowing public libraries to run certain privacy software". New Hampshire State Government. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  12. ^ O'Neill, Patrick Howell (2019-03-27). "New Hampshire bill allows for libraries' usage of encryption and privacy software". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  13. ^ "New Hampshire HB1508 – 2016 – Regular Session". Retrieved 2019-03-27.

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