James Craig

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James Craig
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New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor
Incumbent
In office
June 2013 – present
Years in position 1
PartyNonpartisan
Predecessor David Wihby
Leadership
Minority Leader, New Hampshire House of Representatives
2004-2006
Compensation
Base salary$104,364
Elections and appointments
AppointedJune 5, 2013
Appointed byGov. Maggie Hassan (D)
Campaign $$10,860
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire House of Representatives
1998-2006, 2008–2010
Education
Bachelor'sKeene State College (1973)
Master'sUniversity of California (1980)
J.D.Franklin Pierce Law Center (1983)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1977 – 1980
Personal
BirthdayJune 2, 1951
Place of birthManchester, New Hampshire
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
James Craig (b. June 2, 1951) is the current New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor. He was nominated by Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) on June 5, 2013 and confirmed by the Executive Council on June 19. He replaced acting Commissioner David Wihby.[1]

Biography

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.[2]

Craig is an attorney; his professional experience also includes the United States Army.

Education

  • J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1983
  • MA, University of California, 1980
  • B.A., Keene State College, 1973

Political career

New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor (2013-present)

Craig has served as New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor since 2013.[1]

New Hampshire House of Representatives (1998-2006, 2008-2010)

Craig served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1998-2006 and 2008-2010. He represented District 38 from 1998-2002, District 50 from 2002-2006, and Hillsborough 9 from 2008-2010.[2]

Committee assignments

While in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Craig served on the following committees:

Appointments/Elections

2013

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.”[3]

He was confirmed by the Executive Council on June 19, 2013.[4]

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

Craig did not seek re-election to Hillsborough 9 in 2010.

2008

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).[5]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 9 District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Craig (D) 2,333
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Thompson (D) 1,903
Green check mark transparent.png Saghir Tahir (R) 1,870
William Whitmore (D) 1,854
Charles Therrien (R) 1,546
Winfred Hutchinson (R) 1,487

Campaign donors

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.[6]

James Craig's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2008 NH House of Representatives Won $0
2004 NH House of Representatives Won $4,875
2002 NH House of Representatives Won $5,985
2000 NH House of Representatives Won $0
1998 NH House of Representatives Won $0
Grand Total Raised $10,860

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Wihby (interim)
New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor
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Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New Hampshire House of Representatives
1998-2006, 2008–2010
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