They would not even consider him

5ab2c9c29c3cc.image_CONCORD – NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement after Eddie Edwards withdrew his nomination to serve as Director of the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification. After the mistreatment of Ryan Terrell, the Democrat Executive Council’s treatment of African-American nominees cannot go unnoticed:

“The Democrats on the Executive Council, led by Andru Volinsky, have once again disappointed the people of New Hampshire by failing to hold a public hearing for Eddie Edwards’ nomination as the Director of the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification. In an era where the nomination of diverse and qualified candidates should be celebrated, Democrats like Andru Volinsky, Debra Pignatelli, and Mike Cryans ought to be ashamed of themselves for dismissing the qualified nominations of candidates of color as “tokenism” for no reason other than for their own political agenda.”

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BACKGROUND:

Letter from Eddie Edwards to Governor Chris Sununu withdrawing his name for consideration after the Democrat Executive Council refused to schedule a hearing

“I’m not sure if there has ever been a better example of structural political racism. This is text book discrimination; delaying, redefining, denying, moving the goal post or using a different set of standards.”

Click to access eddie-edwards.pdf

Union Leader: Council rejects nomination of black businessman for state ed board

Rogers Johnson, chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion and president of the Seacoast chapter of the NAACP, called the council’s vote “tone deaf.”

“For me it is really disheartening of a person of any race, creed, color or age to want to serve New Hampshire citizens and to be met with personal feedback on my character,” Terrell said.

“I am saddened by the fact that my wanting to be on the board has translated into a conversation about race.”

https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/state/council-rejects-nomination-of-black-businessman-for-state-ed-board/article_b730d8ca-0c30-55c6-9e07-8b6ff5439e52.html

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Short changing NH citizens

House Republicans & Friends Across New Hampshire,

In Rules committee this week, Democrats committed to their planned schedule despite the number of concerns raised. Republicans have a roadmap forward. We have a realistic and comprehensive set of dates for deadlines that we believe meets the needs of a thorough legislative process. We are not here to obstruct and we agree that the people’s work needs to be addressed. But we are here to ensure the spirit of bipartisan cooperation, the spirit of the rule the House adopted in March, is not pushed aside during this pandemic.

One other item taken up during the Rules committee was Republicans proposal to eliminate the business tax triggers. It should come as no surprise, but Democrats opposed allowing our plan to get a simple up or down vote. According to them, this isn’t an urgent matter and can wait until 2021. Our small businesses are already struggling, and stopping a 12.5% tax hike is something that needs to happen now.

Our Republican Representatives continue to voice the concerns and answer important questions from their constituents. Granite Staters from all walks of life are making sacrifices during this difficult time, and your elected officials remain ready to support you. Please do not hesitate to contact your Representative for assistance, and click here to find their contact information.

I hope you and your families continue to practice social distancing and take the proper precautions to prevent getting sick. For the latest recommendations, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html.

All the best,

Dick Hinch, House Republican Leader

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