Representative Richard Ames (D)

Cheshire - District 9


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Home Address

12 Blackberry Lane
Jaffrey, NH  03452-5100
amesinjaffrey@gmail.com
603.532.6781
Seat #: 5017

Additional Information

House Committee Information
Committee Name: Ways and Means
Position:  Member
Committee Phone:  603-271-3529
Committee Function:
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Ways and Means to examine and consider the state of the treasury; to consider and report on all bills and resolutions relating to raising money by a state tax and the apportionment of same; matters relating to taxes and fees on tobacco; all dedicated funds except for the highway and turnpike funds; state fees, and all methods of raising revenue for the state; and such other matters as may be referred to it. The Committee on Ways and Means shall report to the House in the form of a resolution its estimates of state revenues on a periodic basis.

Personal Biography
State Rep for Cheshire 9 and House Ways & Means Committee member since 2012.Member, 2020-2021 Commission to Study School Funding. Chair, 2013 NH Gaming Regulatory Oversight Authority. Worked for 20 years as attorney/general counsel/manager for MA public education and human service agencies, and for 16 years as attorney in MA for mentally ill and mentally disabled persons and their families. Graduate, Harvard College and Harvard Law School. US Peace Corps Volunteer, Philippines, 1968-1970. Parent of 3, grandparent of 7; married to Heather Woods Ames since 1967; Jaffrey homeowner.
Local Government Involvement
Former Chair of Town of Jaffrey Energy Committee.
Former attorney and manager in MA for city of Boston Model City Agency.