EXETER, NH - Today, Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, a Republican candidate for Governor, issued the following statement regarding the resignation of New Hampshire's drug czar, Jack Wozmak.
"I, along with many others, previously expressed concerns with Mr. Wozmak's performance and ability to understand the enormity of the opioid problem in New Hampshire. Therefore, I view today's news as a fresh opportunity to install a more capable leader in the executive branch, who will better assess the challenges, be able to coordinate vital programs and resources, and develop new and effective means for addressing the issue of addiction that is plaguing our state.
"Approximately 400 lives were lost to drug overdoses last year - nearly 200 more than the prior two years. A problem of this magnitude requires determined leadership. I'm committed to reversing this trend, and I will continue to reach out to and work with families, providers, law enforcement, and state agencies to rid New Hampshire of its opioid epidemic."