RELEASE: House Democratic Leader Comments on Governor’s Decision to not Re-Appoint Tom Raffio to State Board of Education

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, Governor Chris Sununu announced that he would not re-appoint State Board of Education Chairman Tom Raffio for another term.  After hearing the news, House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff (D-Penacook) released the following statement.

“I am very disappointed to hear that Governor Sununu is choosing not to re-appoint Tom Raffio to the State Board of Education.  Serving on the Board for ten years, Tom has always worked in a bipartisan manner to improve the educational opportunities available to New Hampshire children.  A strong supporter of early childhood education, Tom always put the best interest of our state’s children first. With a brand new Commissioner of Education, it is more important than ever to have someone with Tom’s expertise and experience leading the Board of Education. I wish Tom well, and encourage Governor Sununu to appoint someone who shares Tom’s commitment to quality education.”

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