Jim Bender Writes Letter to NH Dept. of Justice and NH Dept. of State

Jim Bender - US Senate 2010

Michael A. Delaney                                                                                                                      

Attorney General

Department of Justice

33 Capitol Street

Concord, NH  03301


William M. Gardner

Secretary of State

Department of State

107 North Main Street, State House, Room 204

Concord, NH 03301


Dear Gentlemen,

Today’s New Hampshire Union Leader and Nashua Telegraph both reported, according to Associate Attorney General Ann Rice, that files pertaining to the official e-mails and scheduling records of former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte are missing and were “removed from the system.”   In light of this report and pursuant to Section 37 of Chapter 5 of the New Hampshire Statutes, I am requesting an investigation into the circumstances in which this information has been allegedly lost.  It is in the public interest of transparency in government and adherence to the law that I make this request.  Given that this is an election year, we hope you will act swiftly to uncover the truth.


Jim Bender

PO Box 1107

Hollis, NH  03049