New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor
|New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$9,389,473|
|Length of term:||3 years|
|Authority:||New Hampshire Statutes, Title XXIII, Chapter 273, Section 273:1|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by Governor|
|Assumed office:||June 2013|
|Other New Hampshire Executive Offices|
|Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Commissioner of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Director of Fish & Game • Public Utilities Commission|
On June 5, 2013, Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) nominated Craig, an attorney and former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, as the new Commissioner of Labor. Craig took over for David Wihby, who had been serving as interim officeholder since July 2012. The Executive Council confirmed the nomination on June 19.
Craig is a former Democratic member of the state House, serving from 1998-2006 and 2008-2010. He was the Democratic minority leader for the New Hampshire State House of Representatives from 2004-2006. Craig made an unsuccessful bid for the United States House of Representatives, District 1, New Hampshire in 2006.
Per Title XXIII, Chapter 273, Section 273:1 of the New Hampshire Statutes:
There shall be a department of labor under the executive direction of a labor commissioner who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the council.
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Per Title XXIII, Chapter 273, Section 273:3 of the New Hampshire Statutes, in the event of a vacancy the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, appoints a new officeholder to serve out the remaining unexpired term.
The Commissioner oversees the Department of Labor, which is responsible for monitoring employers, workers compensation, and insurance carriers to ensure they are in compliance with state labor laws.
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- See also: New Hampshire state budget and finances
The budget for the Department of Labor in Fiscal Year 2013 was $9,389,473.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2013, the commissioner's salary remained at $104,364.
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New Hampshire Department of Labor
Telephone: (603) 271-3176
Fax: (603) 271-2668
PO Box 2076
Concord, NH 03302
- Foster's Daily Democrat, "Craig confirmed as NH Labor Commissioner," June 19, 2013
- Boston.com, "NH council hearing on labor commissioner pick set," June 9, 2013
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Craig
- New Hampshire Statutes, "273:1 Department; Commissioner," accessed December 26, 2012
- New Hampshire Statutes, "273:3 Vacancy," accessed March 21, 2013
- New Hampshire Department of Labor, "About," accessed October 16, 2011
- New Hampshire General Court, "FY 2012-2013 Appropriations Act," accessed April 16, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 3, 2014
- Council of State Governments, Table 4.11 Selected State Administrative Officials: Annual Salaries," accessed January 31, 2014