At Wednesdays, Executive Council meeting, Senator Jerry Little of District 8 was appointed to the position of NH Banking Commissioner by a vote of 3-2 along party lines, with the 3 votes in favor coming from Republican councilors while the 2 against votes came from the Democrat councilors.
The close vote comes in light of criticism regarding Little’s past as the state’s top banking lobbyist.
He was appointed by Governor Maggie Hassan in February and on March 18th, a public hearing was held prior to Wednesday’s vote, allowing residents to offer their input on the nomination.
Senator Little of Weare, New Hampshire, is serving his first term in the Senate and his seat represents many towns in our area including New London, Newbury, Newport, Sunapee, and Unity. He takes office on June 2nd and today’s vote nullifies the need for a special election his senate seat.