Concord - Former Governor Jeanne Shaheen took some time today from her own campaign for the U. S. Senate to endorse Jay Phinizy in his election race for the state Senate.
"When I was governor, I had the pleasure of working with Jay Phinizy on several environmental issues important to both of us and the state of New Hampshire. Jay is a independent thinking legislative leader who gets results. The voters of District 8 will be well represented by Jay in the state Senate. I am pleased to endorse Jay for the state Senate."
First as a member and now as Chair of the House Environment and Agriculture Committee, Phinizy has been a leader in passing legislation, protecting New Hampshire's environment and safeguarding the public health of our citizens. He was the architect of the law to ban the burning of construction and demolition debris when the state were faced with becoming the destination for imported construction waste to produce electricity.
Towns in state Senate District 8 include Acworth, Alstead, Charlestown, Claremont, Gilsum, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, Marlow, New London, Newbury, Newport, Roxbury, Stoddard, Sullivan, Sunapee, Sutton, Unity, Walpole, Washington and Westmoreland.