Sunacom.com - Odell: "It is wonderful to have a friend and a constituent in the 8th district serve as the top staff person in the Senate."

In his Dec. 5, 2010 column on Sunacom.com, New Hampshire Senator Odell writes:

"As Senator Bragdon began to address the chamber, a staff member from the Senate Clerk's office unobtrusively placed a new name plate on the dais letting all know that we had a new Senate President." "One of [his] first actions... was to appoint Jay Flanders of Sunapee to be the Senate's Chief of Staff." "It is wonderful to have a friend and a constituent in the 8th district serve as the top staff person in the Senate."

"Bill Gardner was re-elected as Secretary of State to continue as America's longest serving Secretary of State. Catherine Provencher was re-elected to a third term as State Treasurer. Neither faced opposition."

"...next Friday, Dec. 10 be the last day for Senators to file bills." "As drafting is completed on each bill, it is printed and assigned to a committee by the Majority Leader. Hearings will be scheduled and the 2011 legislative process will be underway."