Former Senator Bob Odell is a Republican from Lempster. Previous to his election to the Senate in 2002, he served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives for one term. Senator Odell chose not to seek re-election in 2014.
Odell was Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee as well as Energy and Natural Resources. He was Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, a member of Capital Budget and also one of five senators who served on the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee.