Bragdon re-elected Senate President
Earlier today saw state Senator Peter Bragdon unanimously re-elected as President of the New Hampshire state Senate.
“It’s an honor to be given the privilege of leading the state Senate for another two years and I thank my colleagues for putting their trust in me again. I look forward to working with my fellow senators on both sides of the aisle in balancing the budget, keeping taxes low and improving New Hampshire’s economy,” stated Bragdon via press release. “I expect the 2013-2014 session on the Senate side will be efficient, transparent and anchored by a no non-sense approach to conducting business for the taxpayers of New Hampshire.”
Bragdon wasted little time in re-appointing Senator Jeb Bradley to the Majority Leader’s post, while naming Bob Odell President Pro Tem. Sylvia Larsen (D-Concord) will serve as Minority Leader in the coming session.
Below is an excerpt of Bragdon’s speech to the full Senate body, the full text of which can be found here:
They do not expect us to agree all the time, but they do expect us to discuss issues and possible solutions in a respectful manner, being willing to listen to our colleagues who hold opposing views and respecting their convictions. And once the final votes have been cast and counted, each side should know they had a fair chance to present their case. I believe the state Senate has lived up to that expectation in the past, and I will work to make sure we live up to it again this term.