SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR LYNCH’S DECISION NOT TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION

September 15, 2011

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the below announcement following New Hampshire Governor John Lynch’s decision not to run for re-election: 

“During his time in the Governor’s office, John Lynch’s achievements on behalf of the people of New Hampshire have been tremendous.  His record speaks for itself.  At a time when most states are feeling the brunt of a tepid economic recovery, New Hampshire’s unemployment rate stands at nearly half the national average and its poverty rate is the lowest in the country.  Under Lynch’s direction, New Hampshire has consistently been ranked as one of the safest states to live in and one of the states with the highest quality of life. 

“I’ve known John for over 35 years, and I’ve watched his love for the people of New Hampshire and our state grow even stronger during his years as Governor.  I know that he loves this job, and that love has been a huge part of his success.   We will miss his steady leadership, his dedication to public service, and his commitment to the people of New Hampshire.” 

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