Party affiliation: Democrat
Assistant attorney general State of New Hampshire, Concord, 1978-1982, special prosecutor, 1982—1983. Co-founder, partner Roussos, Hage, & Hodes, 1984—1989, shareholder, 1989—1996. Partner Shaheen & Gordon, 1996—2006.
Member United States Congress from 2nd New Hampshire District, 2007—2011. Partner Big Round Music LLC, since 1998.
Board directors Capital Center Arts, 1990-1997, since 2002, chair 1990-1996. Board directors Tricinium Ltd., since 2001, New Hampshire State Council on Arts, 2001-2006, Family Strength New Hampshire, New Hampshire Children's Alliance, New Hampshire Creative Economic Council. Member National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, American Society of Composers, Am Federation Musicians, National Music Publications Association.