A big week ahead as Governor Elect Maggie Hassan drops the “Elect” from her title and becomes simply Governor Hassan.
The more I hear and see the Gov. Elect speak the more excited I am for her potential as our Governor. I think she will be every bit the leader that John Lynch has been and may well be able to exceed his legacy on several fronts.
The week ahead
- Thursday 12:00 P.M.:Margaret Wood Hassan Sworn in as Governor of the State of NH. Hassan will be the first Democrat to follow another Democrat into the NH Governor’s Office since 1851!
- Thursday: As part of the same proceedings- Deborah Pignatelli, Chris Pappas, Colin Van Ostern will be sworn in as Executive Councilors. These three pragmatic problem solvers form the majority on the Executive Council. (At this point all seats for the inauguration have been reserved)
- Thursday 4:30- 6:30: “Open State House”. Senate Chambers, Reps Hall and Council Chambers open for public viewing with a wide variety of activities for people of all ages- More info on Facebook. I’m going to try to bring the kids over to this.
- Friday 6:00pm: Inaugural Ball in Manchester (a North County Ball will be held on Jan 11 at the Mount Washington Hotel)
This is the kick off to what will be a great 2 years for New Hampshire, its people, businesses, and natural resources. With great people in place and focused results-oriented legislation, Democrats will not only be able to start to undo some of the most odorous legislation of the past two years, but will set us up well for additional Democratic gains in 2014.