Epsom , NH – Attorney Tony Soltani today expressed disappointment over Governor Lynch's nomination of Attorney Helen Honorow to the State Board of Education. Soltani said, “We already have enough lawyers in state government. What we need is more people who can think outside the box, especially where education is concerned. It would have been much better for Governor Lynch to have nominated someone with fresh ideas like Charlie Arlinghuas, for example." Soltani added, "we need to get past this mindset that the only way to improve public education is by spending more and filing lawsuits."
Soltani recently announced his candidacy for the Executive Council seat held by John Shea. He is arguably the most qualified candidate to run for Executive Council in terms of its constitutional role in deciding whether to confirm judges nominated by the Governor. Soltani served as a member of the House Judiciary Committee for eight years and as its Vice-Chair for the last two. He also served two years as a member of the Court Accreditation Committee, and three years as a Governor-at-Large of the New Hampshire Bar Association, which was responsible for vetting all judicial nominees.