District 5 - Laconia Wards 1,3,4,5,6
Mr. Huot is a candidate for State Rep.
A candidate in this year’s November election, David, a Democrat, has previously served five terms in the NH House of Representatives, all but one of them on the House Finance Committee, serving as Vice Chair during his most recent term following the 2018 election. He is a member of Laconia Council 428 Knights of Columbus, a former member of the Laconia Lions Club and serves on the board of trustees of Granite VNA.
David was born on April 4, 1942 in Laconia, the son of J. Oliva Huot and Irene R. Huot. He attended Sacred Heart elementary and high schools, graduating in 1960. After graduation David studied at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH receiving a B.A. degree in business in 1964. He completed his formal education at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1967, at which time he returned to Laconia.
Upon returning to Laconia, after being admitted to the NH Bar, David joined the law firm of Normandin, Cheney and O’Neil, where he practiced law until 1979. Governor Hugh J. Gallen nominated David to be Justice of the Laconia District Court, and after his confirmation by the Executive Council he was sworn in on Law Day, May 1, 1979. He served until April 4, 2012 when he retired as required by Part Two, Article 78 of the New Hampshire Constitution.
In August, 1967, enlisting in the NH Air National Guard, he served as an administrative clerk until he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 157th Support Squadron in 1970. In 1973 he became the squadron Staff Judge Advocate. He later held the same position for the 157th Air Refueling Group and then for the Headquarters, NH Air National Guard, until his retirement in August of 1998.
David served as a call firefighter/EMT with the Gilford Fire Department; as a director and counsel for the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Association, and as a member of the District C-2 Emergency Medical Services board. He also served two years as Chairman of the NH New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board.