Senator Gary Lambert is currently serving his first term representing District 13 which includes Wards 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 in Nashua - the state's second largest city. He won the seat in 2010 and has the distinction of being the first Republican to do so in 94 years.
For the 2011-2012 session, Lambert is a member of the Health and Human Services, Energy & Natural Resources and Internal Affairs Committees of which he is Vice-Chair. Some of his legislative accomplishments include: helping to pass a truly balanced budget spending $4.4 billion in general funds, including an 11% reduction from the last biennium, all without new taxes and fees or bonding of operating expenses; and spurring job growth by voting for business tax reforms that will benefit border communities like Nashua.
Away from the state house, Gary is an attorney specializing in patent and trademark law and is licensed to practice in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Iowa. He is also a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve who was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 2005 for his service in Iraq. He founded Lambert & Associates in 1989 after having served as a military attorney on active duty and working for two years at a large Boston law firm.
Gary began his legal career in 1984, the same year he graduated from Drake University Law School with honors where he served as Managing Editor of the Drake Law Review. He also holds a B.S. in both Chemistry and Biology from Valparaiso University (1981). He earned his most recent degree in 2003 with an M.S. in Strategic Studies at the U.S. Army War College.
Sen. Lambert has served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for over 33 years. Promoted to Colonel in 2003, Gary was mobilized during Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. From June 2004 to January 2005, he served as Deputy Legal Counsel and Acting Chief Legal Counsel to the Commanding General of the Multi-National Force - Iraq in Baghdad, Iraq.
Gary is a member of the Nashua Rotary, the Nashua Chamber of Commerce, the Nashua Fish and Game Association, the American Legion Post 3, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 483. He is also is a licensed New Hampshire hunting guide.
Gary and his wife Lori have been married for 18 years and have two children, Katherine and Grace.