Education A State Capitals Roundup

N.H. Governor Selects New Schools Chief

By Debra Viadero — December 07, 2004 1 min read

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.