Speaker Elect O'Brien to Petition Governor Lynch to Pardon Ward Bird

This afternoon at 2:00 p.m., Speaker of the New Hampshire William L. O'Brien will meet with Governor John Lynch to present a petition asking the governor for clemency for Ward Bird and requesting that he be released from jail in time to be with his family for the holidays.  The meeting will take place in the governor's office.  The petition is a bi-partisan document that has been signed by more than 100 members of the New Hampshire House