Governor Names Linda Hodgdon as New Budget Director

FromThe Office of Governor John Lynch

CONCORD - Gov. John Lynch has named Linda Hodgdon of Epsom, currently director of administration for the Department of Justice, to serve as his budget director.

"With 20 years financial experience in New Hampshire state government, Linda Hodgdon brings with her extensive knowledge of the state budget and of the legislative process. I am pleased that she will be joining our effort to ensure that state government continues to be fiscally responsible and meets the needs of the people of New Hampshire," Gov. Lynch said.

Since 2004, Hodgdon has served as the Department of Justice's director of administration, where she developed the agency's budget and managed its finances, managed federal grants, and negotiated contracts. From 2002 to 2004, she worked at the Department of Health and Human Services, first as the Medicaid Finance Director and then as the bureau chief for the Bureau of Financial Review and Integrity. From 1998 to 2000, she was the administrator of information technology for the Department of Transportation, and from 1988 to 1998, she was the Department> '> s financial manager.

Hodgdon has served two other governors in budgetary roles. From 1985 to 1988, she served as a financial analyst for Gov. John Sununu, monitoring state agency spending and serving as the governor's liaison in bonding negotiations. From 2000 to 2002, Hodgdon served as budget director for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen.

Hodgon will begin on May 1.