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|New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor|
|June 2013 – present|
|Years in position||2|
|Minority Leader, New Hampshire House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||June 5, 2013|
|Appointed by||Gov. Maggie Hassan (D)|
|New Hampshire House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Keene State College (1973)|
|Master's||University of California (1980)|
|J.D.||Franklin Pierce Law Center (1983)|
|Years of service||1977 – 1980|
|Date of birth||June 2, 1951|
|Place of birth||Manchester, New Hampshire|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Appointments/Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Recent news
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Craig is a former Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He represented the Hillsborough 9 District from 1998-2006 and 2008-2010. He was the Democratic minority leader for the New Hampshire State House of Representatives from 2004-2006. Craig was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives, District 1, New Hampshire in 2006.
Craig is an attorney. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
- J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1983
- M.A., University of California, 1980
- B.A., Keene State College, 1973
New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor (2013-present)
New Hampshire House of Representatives (1998-2006, 2008-2010)
While in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Craig served on the following committees:
Craig was nominated as New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor by Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) on June 5, 2013. In a statement Hassan wrote, “Jim Craig has a long record of standing up for workers, and an ability to listen to and work with the business community to make progress. He has a deep understanding of the legal and policy issues that affect both our workforce and business community, which will make him an excellent commissioner of labor and I thank him for agreeing to once again serve the people of New Hampshire.”
He was confirmed by the Executive Council on June 19, 2013.
Craig did not seek re-election to Hillsborough 9 in 2010.
On November 4, 2008, Sullivan was elected by finishing first in the Hillsborough 9 District of the New Hampshire House of Representatives taking one of the three potential seats there. Craig (2,333) was followed by Robert Thompson (1,903), Saghir Tahir (1,870), William Whitmore (1,854), Charles Therrien (1,546), and Winfred Hutchinson (1,487).
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 9 District|
|James Craig (D)||2,333|
|Robert Thompson (D)||1,903|
|Saghir Tahir (R)||1,870|
|William Whitmore (D)||1,854|
|Charles Therrien (R)||1,546|
|Winfred Hutchinson (R)||1,487|
Comprehensive donor information for Craig is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Craig raised a total of $10,860 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.
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- New Hampshire Department of Labor
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Boston.com, "NH council hearing on labor commissioner pick set," June 9, 2013
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Craig
- Nashua Telegraph, "Hassan to nominate Jim Craig to be next NH labor commissioner," June 5, 2013 (dead link)
- Foster's Daily Democrat, "Craig confirmed as NH Labor Commissioner," June 19, 2013
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "State General Election - November 4, 2008," accessed May 16, 2014
- Follow the Money, " Career campaign contributions for James Craig," accessed June 12, 2013
David Wihby (interim)
|New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor
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|New Hampshire House of Representatives
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