CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon, who recently accepted a job with the Local Government Center, is calling the Senate back into session next month so he can officially step down and give the body a chance to elect a new president.
The session has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m.
Only a simple majority is required to elect a new president of the 24-member Senate.
Bragdon said he would step down to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
The Milford Republican is serving his fifth term. He has been president since December 2010.
He is the new executive director of the Local Government Center, an umbrella organization overseeing a health care trust, a workers’ compensation trust and a liability and property trust for municipalities.
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