Sununu’s Nominee for Superior Court Judge Withdraws Nomination After Strong Vetting by Councilor Warmington
Sununu’s Nominee for Superior Court Judge Admits to Voter Fraud; Previously Under Fire Around Actions Related to Husband’s Police File
CONCORD, NH — Today Governor Chris Sununu announced that Patricia Conway of Salem had withdrawn her nomination to the Superior Court of New Hampshire following scrutiny led by Executive Councilor Cinde Warmington (D-Concord). Councilor Warmington, doing her due diligence, called for Attorney General John Formella to look into Ms. Conway’s voting record after reports of unusual activity.
Statement from Granite State Progress Executive Director Zandra Rice Hawkins:
“Councilor Warmington has consistently and diligently pressed all nominees before the Executive Council on their record and qualifications. Her careful scrutiny and keen eye have made her an instrumental voice on the Executive Council and a champion for her constituents. Discrepancies in Patricia Conway’s voting record are a cause for concern – we need to be sure that the people who uphold the law in court also hold themselves to the same standards the court enforces. We are deeply appreciative of Councilor Warmington, who sets the example every day for the important role the Executive Council plays in vetting and confirming nominees. We encourage Governor Sununu to pay more attention to the experience and credibility of nominees he puts forward.”
After Councilor Warmington submitted her letter to the Attorney General, Councilor David Wheeler joined her in opposing Patricia Conway’s nomination. During the confirmation process, the NH Bar Association also issued a letter raising concerns about Conway’s impartiality and fairness. Conway was involved in a wrongful termination suit after firing the prosecutor who reported that “Conway’s husband, former Salem Police Sgt. Eric Lamb, had been removed from the state’s list of law enforcement officers with credibility concerns, the so-called Laurie List.” Lamb’s name was later returned to the list.
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