NH News
3:15 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

No Delay On Residency Hearing For Havenstein

 

Walt Havenstein

The state's Ballot Law Commission won't delay a hearing on the residency of Republican candidate for governor Walt Havenstein.

The New Hampshire Democratic Party said Monday that it has filed a petition challenging Havenstein's claim that he's a legal resident of New Hampshire. The party says he was a resident of Maryland in 2010 and 2011, which would disqualify him from running for office here. Candidates for governor must live in New Hampshire for at least seven years.

Havenstein said he has owned a home and voted in New Hampshire for the past 15 years.

Democrats asked for several official records and wanted them at least 21 days before a BLC hearing.

But BLC Chairman Brad Cook says the hearing will still happen at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 30.