Governor Maggie Hassan’s office expressed what it called “significant concerns” with state Senate President Peter Bragdon’s appointment as the Local Government Center’s new director, calling the move “uncharted territory.”
Gov. Maggie Hassan spokesman: “Significant concerns'' w/Sen Prez Peter Bragdon's appt as LGC CEO, “uncharted territory'' #nhpolitics
— Kevin Landrigan (@Klandrigan) August 14, 2013
Bragdon, a Republican, announced Tuesday that he was taking on the position at the municipal insurer for the duration of a year-long contract, which will pay him $180,000.
A right to know request has since been filed by the state Democratic Party seeking “any correspondence from the Milford Republican inquiring about the position over the past three months.”
Bragdon stated that he won’t be stepping aside as head of the state Senate.