NH District 4
Elected in the fall of 2012, David Watters is serving his first term as the state Senator from District 4 that covers Barrington, Rollinsford, Somersworth and his hometown of Dover.
For the 2013-14 legislative session, his committee assignments include Executive Departments & Administration and Transportation. Sen. Watters understands the need for priorities and intends to make jobs, education, the environment and historical preservation his focus for the next two years.
David has been active in community service since moving from Newmarket to Dover in 1984. He has been a selectman in Dover Ward 1, chair of the Strafford County Democratic Committee, and a state representative for two terms. David was frequently heard on New Hampshire Public Radio as a consultant for Granite State Stories and the Immigration Project. His deep interest in preserving New Hampshire’s history, culture, arts, and environment has lead to him serving eight years as a trustee of the New Hampshire Historical Society. He currently serves on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and as a commissioner on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Sen. Watters was educated at Dartmouth College and Brown University. He has worked as an English professor at the University of New Hampshire since 1978, and he teaches American literature, New England studies, and New Hampshire literature and culture. Watters co-edited the Encyclopedia of New England.
David lives with his wife, Jan Alberghene, in Dover. Their son, Harper, is a Corps member at Houston Ballet.
Barrington, Dover, Rollinsford, and Somersworth
Legislative Office Building
33 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301