Wednesday, April 28, 2010

In Honor of Doris 'Granny D' Haddock

New Hampshire Citizens Elections Task Force Convenes Campaign Finance Reform Program in Honor of Doris 'Granny D' Haddock

Success of public funding of elections in Connecticut and Maine focus of panel

The New Hampshire Citizens Funded Election Task Force will sponsor a program on Thursday, April 29th at the State House that will highlight the success of public funding of election systems in Connecticut and Maine. The Task Force was created by the New Hampshire Legislature to propose ways to create a system of public funding of elections for the Granite State.

What: Election Reform for a New Century - State and National Perspectives
When: Thursday, April 29th, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Where: Representatives Hall, The State House, Concord, NH

The program will start with a film tribute to Doris 'Granny D' Haddock and will include a reception in the Executive Council Chambers immediately following the program.

State legislators and program administrators from Connecticut and Maine will describe how public funding of elections works and the benefits that their states have derived by the way that their political leaders are elected. The campaign finance reform panel will include the following participants:
Maine State Representative Les Fosell (R-Alna)
Maine State Representative Alex Cornell De Houx (D-Brunswick)
John Rauh, Americans for Campaign Reform
Shannon Clark Kief, Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission
Jonathan Wayne, Maine Ethics Commission
New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner will describe the history of New Hampshire's leadership in campaign finance reform and how it relates to present day debates about the influence of money in politics.

The New Hampshire Citizens Funded Elections Task Force is comprised of the following members: Chair Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, Sen. Sharon Carson, Rep. Kathleen Hoelzel, Rep. Jim Splaine, Rep. Bob Perry, Rob Warner, Peter Spaulding, Jim Rubens, David Allen, Abigail Abrash-Walton and Gorden Allen.

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