Bedford state representative announces resignation

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Former NH State Rep. Dan Hynes (I-Bedford) on Jan. 19, 2023 Photo/Andrew Sylvia

CONCORD, NH – State Representative Dan Hynes (I-Bedford) on Feb. 9 announced his resignation from the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Hynes earned 5,227 votes in 2022, good enough for sixth place in the 14-candidate field with the top seven heading to Concord.

He was defeated by Jeanne Dietsch for a State Senate seat in 2018 and competed for the State Senate in 2014, unable to earn the Republican nomination. He also ran for Hillsborough County Attorney in 2020, failing to earn the Republican nomination as well.

Last year, Hynes left the Republican party, citing frustration with what he saw as House Republicans support for a state budget that increased spending by 20 percent as well as their lack of support for constitutionally protected gender expressions during the debate for what had been dubbed as “The Parental Bill of Rights.”

With Hynes’ departure, the House currently stands at 201 Republicans, 194 Democrats and two Independents, with three vacancies.

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.