Sullivan Statement on Demers Group Roast

 
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Statement by Peter Sullivan on the Demers Group St. Patrick's Roast

 

State Rep. Peter Sullivan released the following statement regarding the Demers Group "St. Patrick's Day Breakfast and Roast":

 

While the goal of helping the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth is a laudable one, I cannot, as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, accept a free ticket to this event.

 

While the general public is charged $75 per person to attend the breakfast, members of the legislature are offered free tickets. Given the fact that the event is hosted by a lobbying firm with an interest in legislation pending before the House, I have decided that it would raise the appearance of impropriety to attend.

 

As a member of the House, I have made tougher ethics law a top priority. As a candidate for Congress, I have pledged to pursue reform in Washington. I can't allow those principles to be compromised for a plate of scrambled eggs and an hour's worth of bad jokes.