12/10/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/10/2020 07:30
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the death of New Hampshire House Speaker Dick Hinch:
'My prayers go out to the family of Speaker Dick Hinch, who honorably served our state as a long-time representative, and our country as a petty officer in the Navy. I had the opportunity to work with him closely when I was Governor, including working together to enact a landmark settlement to improve mental health services and to increase funding for combating substance misuse. Serving in our legislature - and especially in leadership positions as Speaker Hinch did - requires tremendous effort, all in essentially a volunteer capacity. Speaker Hinch was deeply committed to this service, and I am grateful for all he gave to our state and our country. I join all Granite Staters in mourning his loss.'