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Executive Councilors Consider Jerry Little for Banking Commissioner

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The state’s Executive Council met Friday to discuss the appointment of state Senator Jerry Little to the position of banking commissioner by Governor Maggie Hassan.

Little, a Republican from Weare, previously spent 20 years as a lobbyist for New Hampshire’s banking industry, and he faced skeptical questions based on that record from Democratic councilor Colin Van Ostern.

“There was a phrase you said earlier I could tell you were passionate about. You said these institutions are choking on regulations. It was kind of visceral. Do you feel the same passion for consumers?

Absolutely.”

Several of Little’s senate colleagues, including Republican Nancy Stiles of Hampton and Democrat Dan Feltes of Concord testified in favor of his nomination.

If confirmed, Little would serve as banking commissioner until 2019.

Councilors will vote on whether to confirm Little’s nomination at a later meeting.

Jason Moon is a senior reporter and producer on the Document team. He has created longform narrative podcast series on topics ranging from unsolved murders, to presidential elections, to secret lists of police officers.

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