The official portrait of former New Hampshire Gov. Craig Benson is going up at the Statehouse, a dozen years after he left office.
Benson, a Republican, served one term as governor from 2003 to 2005. The former CEO of a company called Cabletron, he promised to run the state like a business, but ended up being the first governor in 78 years to be denied a second term.
The portrait being unveiled Thursday was painted by Richard Whitney, who has painted five other New Hampshire governors.