People of New Hampshire lose with Senator Bragdon’s ethics query

To the Editor:

Wheeling and dealing Senator Peter Bragdon cops a plea bargain and cuts a deal taking representation away from his constituents so that he doesn’t have to face remaining ethic charges.

The fact that the Ethics Panel allowed Senator Bragdon to throw his constituents under the bus and take away their representation instead of having him face a public hearing on whether it was inappropriate for him to take his $180,000 job makes me question the Ethics Panel as much as I question Senator Bragdon.

Why the Ethics Panel would not hold a hearing if they thought the charges merited it makes me think members on the Ethics Panel care more about Senator Bragdon’s ability to vote on future Medicaid legislation more then they care about ethics.

So we now have a partial senator representing our district, resulting in our district not being represented on many important votes. If he cant do his Senate job to its full capacity he should take his $180,000 salary and leave the Senate. Another example of a politician putting himself first over the people

Bottom Line Bragdon 1, Ethics Committee 1 and the people of New Hampshire 0.

DAVID MCCRAY

Merrimack

People of New Hampshire lose with Senator Bragdon’s ethics query

To the Editor:

Wheeling and dealing Senator Peter Bragdon cops a plea bargain and cuts a deal taking representation away from his constituents so that he doesn’t have to face remaining ethics charges.

The fact that the Ethics Panel allowed Senator Bragdon to throw his constituents under the bus and take away their representation instead of having him face a public hearing on whether it was inappropriate for him to take his $180,000 job makes me question the Ethics Panel as much as I question Senator Bragdon.

Why the Ethics Panel would not hold a hearing if they thought the charges merited it makes me think members on the Ethics Panel care more about Senator Bragdon’s ability to vote on future Medicaid legislation more then they care about ethics.

So we now have a partial senator representing our district, resulting in our district not being represented on many important votes. If he cant do his Senate job to its full capacity he should take his $180,000 salary and leave the Senate. Another example of a politician putting himself first over the people.

Bottom line, Bragdon 1, Ethics Committee 1 and the people of New Hampshire 0.

DAVID MCCRAY

Merrimack