WebHeader_Grove.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Get 2 limited-edition podcast mugs when you make a sustaining gift of $8 or more per month today!

With Steering Committee, Volinsky Moves Closer To Gubernatorial Run

180215_NHPR_ABO_VOLINSKY_002.JPG
Allegra Boverman | NHPR
/

Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky is taking a step closer to running for governor.  The Concord Democrat has announced a list of 175 people who are backing his potential campaign.

Volinsky's announcement comes months after he privately emailed political supporters to say that a gubernatorial run was likely.

It also follows a solid fundraising period that left the 63-year-old lawyer with $125,000 in his campaign account.

Volinsky is in his second term on the council. From the start, he's sought to be a check on Governor Chris Sununu. He aggressively fought the appointment of Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut.

He's also alleged impropriety in how the state liquor commission handles large cash transactions with out-of-state buyers.

But Volinsky probably remains best known for his role as the lead lawyer in the Claremont school funding lawsuits.

He's one of several Democrats publicly eyeing a bid for governor. State Senator Dan Feltes, also of Concord, is expected to run. Former candidates Molly Kelly and Steve Marchand are also considering it.

Josh has worked at NHPR since 2000.

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.