Gary Merchant


Gary is currently the State Representative for Sullivan County, District #6. He is also a retired Pharmacy Director. From 2009-2016, he worked for the New England Pharmacy Collaborative in Lebanon. Prior to this position, he worked in Lebanon for Dartmouth Hitchcock Alliance and Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, in addition to roles at other area hospitals. Gary has held a variety of board and volunteer positions. He is currently Chair of the NH Prescription Drug Affordability Board. In 2022 he received the ASHP National Pharmacy Champion Award and in 2011 was recognized as the State of NH Pharmacist of the Year. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from Northeastern University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of NH. Gary resides in Claremont and is the father of three daughters and has five grandchildren. His interests include traveling, reading, music, personal development, and politics.