|Caleb Q. Dyer|
'State Representative, NH
|December 7, 2016—December 8, 2018|
|Birth:||May 5, 1996 |
|Party:|| Libertarian (since 2017-Present) |
Caleb Q. Dyer is an American politician and member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He was first elected to the chamber in 2016 as a Republican. On February 9, 2017, Dyer switched his party affiliation to Libertarian. He serves on the House Environment and Agriculture Committee and, serves as the House Libertarian Floor Leader.
Caleb Dyer was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts, on May 5, 1996, to Mitchell Edmund Dyer and Elizabeth Erica Dyer (née Swenson). For a brief period his family lived in Everett, Massachusetts, before moving to New Hampshire. In the late 1990s his family moved to Hudson, New Hampshire, where he was raised. He attended Hills-Garrison Elementary School, Hudson Memorial Middle School, and Alvirne High School. He graduated from Alvirne High School in 2015. While a student at Alvirne, he was a member of the B Naturals, a select jazz choir, which had the distinct honor of performing the national anthem before the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He is also a former member of Boy Scout Troop 21 in Hudson.
On June 1, 2016, Dyer filed to run as a Republican candidate for the New Hampshire House of Representatives from Hillsborough County's 37th district. By the end of the filing period there were 17 Republican candidates. On September 13, 2016, he was elected one of the eleven Republican nominees for the office of Representative. On November 8, 2016, Dyer was one of the eleven candidates elected to the office of Representative. During this campaign, Dyer claims to have spent approximately $400. There is no way to verify this claim as New Hampshire does not require the filing of campaign finance reports for those candidates (or committees) receiving or spending less than $500.
On February 9, 2017, Rep. Dyer announced at a press conference at the Legislative Office Building that he had officially changed his voter registration from Republican to Libertarian. In his address he cited concerns with House Republican leadership, stating: "Instead of embracing this division (of the majority) and building a coalition from it the leadership has alienated a growing portion of the electorate that installed them."
House Libertarian Caucus
On May 10th, 2017, following the announcement by Rep. Joseph Stallcop that he had changed his party affiliation and registration to Libertarian, Rep. Dyer announced that the two representatives had re-established the House Libertarian Caucus and made plans to meet regularly in the Legislative Office Building prior to each regular session of the House. In Dyer's statement he declared that the caucus would be open to "any and all legislators who find themselves in a similar situation to where we had found ourselves. The Libertarian Party welcomes all who have the courage and conviction to think and live freely.".
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