Gov. Hassan: Concerns Over Sen. Bragdon's LGC Job Should Be 'Thoroughly Addressed'

Aug 14, 2013

Governor Maggie Hassan says concerns raised about Senate President Peter Bragdon heading the Local Government Center should be "carefully and thoroughly addressed."

Her office released a statement today, in which Hassan's spokesman called Bragdon's appointment "uncharted territory," given the numerous issues that come before the Legislature that deal with the LGC and its members.

Meanwhile, the state Democratic Party wants to know more about the LGC's hiring of Bragdon as its executive director.

The state party has filed a right to know request with the LGC, seeking any correspondence from the Milford Republican inquiring about the position over the past three months.

Bragdon started his new job today.

He says he plans on keeping his post as the head of the Senate, despite concerns from many, including the Democratic Party, about a potential conflict of interest.

The right to know request also seeks information about the hiring process, including postings for the job and any information provided by Bragdon about his qualifications.

Bragdon said earlier this week that LGC officials brought up the idea of him taking the position during a meeting in mid-July.

He will earn a salary of $180,000.