Mark Connolly joins race for Governor

Nov 06, 2015

BY: Citizens Count

Mark Connolly, Former Deputy Secretary of State and Director of Securities Regulation, has officially joined the Democratic race for New Hampshire Governor.

Connolly was in office during the investigation of the Financial Resources Mortgage (FRM) Ponzi scheme. Connolly resigned in 2010 and wrote a book alleging the state had covered up mismanagement of the FRM scandal.

Connolly's website states, "Throughout these experiences of making a life in New Hampshire, Mark has come to believe individual hard work and determination are crucial to success, but we all need a helping hand. Support and opportunity offered by neighbors and community, good schools, and a strong economy are vital to helping every Granite Stater achieve his or her dreams."

So far the only other Democrat to declare is Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern.  Both candidates support a southern New Hampshire commuter rail and the state contract with Planned Parenthood.  They differ on casino gambling; Connolly opposes a casino but Van Ostern is more open to expanded gambling.

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Mark Connolly

Former Deputy Secretary of State and Director of Securities Regulation; owner and principal adviser, New Castle Investment

Colin Van Ostern

Executive Councilor (2012 - 2016); Senior Advisor, Southern New Hampshire University’s College for America (2013 - present); Brand Manager, Stonyfield Farm (2011 - 2013)

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