Frank Guinta To Hold Town Hall Meeting In Plaistow

Jul 20, 2015

Rep. Frank Guinta speaks at a town hall meeting in Alton, July 11, 2015.
Credit Brady Carlson / NHPR

 1st District Representative Frank Guinta is set to hold another town hall meeting today.

Guinta’s office says this afternoon’s event in Plaistow will be the Manchester Republican’s tenth such meeting since returning to Congress in January. It will also be his second town hall meeting since reaching a settlement with the Federal Election Commission, in which he agreed to repay his parents $355,000 the FEC concluded were illegal campaign donations.

Guinta also paid a $15,000 fine as part of the settlement. He has maintained that he had a right to the money, which came from accounts controlled by his parents, as part of a "family pot," though that claim is disputed in the FEC report by members of Guinta's family. 

At his most recent town hall event, which took place earlier this month in Alton, Guinta took questions on education, immigration and veterans issues. As he left the Gilman Library, a Democratic congressional hopeful tried to present Guinta with a petition calling on him to resign over the campaign finance issues.