CONCORD – House Majority Leader Pete Silva (R-Nashua) and Rep. Mike Ball (R-Manchester), Chair of the Manchester Republican Committee, today released the following statements regarding the arrest of Rep. Patrick Garrity (D-Manchester) on charges he assaulted two people at a Manchester social club.
House Majority Leader Pete Silva
"I am deeply disappointed to hear of the allegations surrounding Rep. Patrick Garrity. These charges along with his poor legislative attendance record and inability to sponsor a single piece of legislation in the 2012 session suggest a disinterest in being a serious legislator. Minority Leader Norelli should use this time to ensure that Rep. Garrity’s focus and commit is in the best interest of his constituents by promptly asking him to resign in order to allow the residents of his district the opportunity to elect a more effective and responsible Representative."
Rep. Mike Ball (R-Manchester)
"It is unfortunate that there seems to be a trend forming among Manchester Democratic law makers who appear to be unable to hold themselves to the high standards we ask of all elected officials. While we realize that Rep. Garrity is innocent until proven guilty, the voters of Manchester are owed an explanation for this raucous behavior. Rep. Garrity should follow the lead of Alderman Russ Ouellette and resign in order to put his full effort forward into his private matters."