Lame-duck Gov. Craig Benson of New Hampshire has nominated a new state education commissioner.
A spokesman for the outgoing governor confirmed last week that Mr. Benson’s choice for the job is John Graziano, the superintendent of the 1,750-student Newfound school district in New Hampshire’s lakes region. If confirmed, he would replace Nicholas Donohue, whose term officially ended Nov. 15.
Mr. Benson, a Republican, lost his bid for a second term as governor last month to Democratic businessman John Lynch.
The state’s Executive Council is set to take up Mr. Graziano’s nomination on Dec. 15.