Sununu To Nominate Dianne Martin Next Public Utilities Commission Chairwoman

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Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald swears in Associate Attorney General Dianne Martin who will take on the role of Chief-of-Staff at the Department of Justice.

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu announced today that he will nominate Dianne Martin of Deerfield to serve as the next Chairwoman of the Public Utilities Commission. The nomination will be made at the Aug. 28 Executive Council meeting.
“I am pleased to nominate Dianne Martin for this incredibly important position,” said Sununu. “Dianne has extensive experience as an attorney within state government and has worked with various agencies throughout her career to advocate for the public good. Her knowledge of state government and administrative law is key to this position, and Dianne will do incredible work leading the Public Utilities Commission.”
Martin said: “I’d like to thank the Governor for the confidence he’s placed in me with this nomination. The Public Utilities Commission  serves a vital role in the lives of New Hampshire residents.  This position offers the opportunity to extend and broaden my work over the last decade in protecting the public as a member of the Attorney General’s Office.”
Dianne currently serves as Associate Attorney General and Chief of Staff to Attorney General Gordon MacDonald at the New Hampshire Department of Justice, where she oversees and is responsible for the day-to-day operations at the office. Dianne is also the Lead Contracts and Procurement Attorney within the Civil Bureau at the NH DOJ, and was previously an Assistant Attorney General within the Transportation and Construction Bureau for five years at NH DOJ. Throughout her tenure at NH DOJ, Dianne has served as legal counsel to numerous state departments, boards and commissions.
The previous chairman of the Public Utilities Commission, Martin Honigberg, was nominated by Governor Sununu and confirmed by the Executive Council on August 14 to serve as a Superior Court judge.
Following the nomination at the August 28 Executive Council meeting, a confirmation vote will likely take place at the September 18 Executive Council meeting.

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