For Immediate Release March 2018

Officer Elections and Executive Councilor Volinsky will Headline Plymouth Area Democrats’ Monthly Meeting

On Wednesday, March 28, the Plymouth Area Democrats will meet from 6 to 8 pm at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center.  Please note the change from the usual start time of the meeting, which will start with a social hour and potluck dinner.  Yes, the potluck is back!  Last month, we tried a new format with just light refreshments, but many folks felt that something was missing.  So come, bring a friend, and bring a dish to share.  If you aren’t able to bring a dish, come anyway.

 

At 6:30, PAD members will vote for new officers for the Executive Committee. The nominating committee has identified candidates to fill 2-years terms for Chair and Secretary, as well as 1-year terms for Vice-Chair and Treasurer.  Nominations are not closed and can be made from the floor at the time of the election.

 

Following the elections, the featured speaker will be Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky, one of the five members of the body that serves as the state’s board of directors.  An award-winning attorney in the fields of education law, commercial litigation, employment law, and criminal law, Volinsky has been in the news in the context of education funding.  More recently, he gained attention with respect to certain potentially illegal financial practices of the the State Liquor Commission that are sometimes referred to as “bootlegging.”  Councilor Volinsky raised questions about the legality of these practices.  The Governor and the Liquor Commission have now, in turn, called for Mr. Volinsky to be investigated.   Councilor Volinsky will update us about the State Liquor Commission investigation and explain how this relates to the work of the Executive Councilor.  He will also provide a brief explanation of NH’s school funding system.

 

All are welcome to attend the meeting, though only registered Democrats are eligible to vote in the election of PAD officers. For more information, call Joyce Weston at 536-2856.

Submitted

March 13, 2018

Val Scarborough