The Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, a state affiliate of the Republican Liberty Caucus, endorsed Bill O’Brien to become Speaker of the House earlier this week.
“To maximize Republican impact over the next two years, we must have leadership in the state House that is not only committed to traditional Republican principles, but is also able to unite a majority in the House behind those principles of limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility and free enterprise,” said Andrew Hemingway, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire. “No one will get that job done better than Rep. Bill O’Brien, who will effectively repair the New Hampshire Advantage through a focus on the common goals of the GOP majority.”
Yesterday Mr. O’Brien, a Mont Vernon State Representative, was elected House Speaker over former House Speaker Gene Chandler in the second round of balloting. The New Hampshire RLC elected more than 75 of its endorsed candidates on November 2 — many of them for State House — so the Republican Liberty Caucus had a significant role to play in Mr. O’Brien’s new role.
RLC-endorsed State Representative Mark Warden of Goffstown, who is just beginning his first term, said O’Brien is fair, thoughtful, intelligent and “has a strong inclination towards the Constitution.” Warden said he believes O’Brien will focus on balancing the budget, reducing the size of government and protecting individual liberties while “getting rid of a lot of fluff.”
Voters elected 298 Republicans to fill three-quarters of the seats in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on November 2. “There is now a general recognition that the over-spending has got to stop. Bill O’Brien is a leader with new ideas, new solutions, and new strategies to make that happen,” concluded New Hampshire RLC Board member Tim Condon.