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February 29, 2016

HASSAN MIA ON DRUG CZAR VACANCY

For Immediate Release: February 29th, 2016
Contact: Ross Berry, (603) 225-9341, Ross@nhgop.org

HASSAN MIA ON DRUG CZAR VACANCY

Month And A Half After Resignation, Hassan Still Hasn’t Filled Critical Job

 Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today slammed Governor Maggie Hassan’s failure to hire a new drug czar to address New Hampshire’s heroin epidemic. Hassan’s previous drug czar resigned in January.

“Governor Hassan has repeatedly called the ‘drug czar’ an important position and a critical component of her administration’s response to New Hampshire’s heroin epidemic. But weeks after Hassan’s first drug czar Jack Wozmak resigned after exhibiting a troubling pattern of ineptitude and ineffectiveness, she has failed to fill the job,” said New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn. “Given the seriousness of New Hampshire’s substance abuse crisis, Governor Hassan should have already replaced Mr. Wozmak with a competent person who could have produced better results. Granite Staters expect state government to be well-managed, and it’s clear that Governor Hassan’s focus on her distracting United States Senate campaign is hindering her ability to address this emergency.”