New England College Hosts Ovide Lamontagne for Town Hall Meeting
New England College hosted Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide
Lamontagne at a Town Hall meeting on October 6. The Town Hall meeting,
sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement at New England College, was
free and open to the public.
The series of Town Hall meetings provides an opportunity for political candidates to present their positions on the most pressing topics of the day. Lamontagne shared his thoughts on the needs of the state and what he plans to do if elected governor in 2012. The one-hour program included a presentation by the candidate and questions from the audience.
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Ovide Lamontagne is a fourth generation native of Manchester, New Hampshire. He is a graduate of Trinity High School, the Catholic University of America, and the University of Wyoming College of Law. His extensive service to the community has earned him recognition across the state. He served as President of the Daniel Webster Council - Boy Scouts of America from 2002 through 2006 and received their New Hampshire Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award in 2009. Lamontagne is past President of the Franco-American Center and Director of ACA Assurance, past Honorary Consul of France to New Hampshire, and was named Franco-American of the Year in 2002. He is past Director of the Easter Seal Society of New Hampshire, CASA of New Hampshire, Manchester Crimeline, Inc., and the Mayhew Program. From 1993-1996 he was the Chairman of the New Hampshire State Board of Education. Currently, he is a shareholder with the law firm of Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A.
Lamontagne ran for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Judd Gregg in 2010, and was the Republican nominee for Governor of New Hampshire in 1996.
New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire provides an open venue for political candidates wishing to address Town Hall style gatherings. In 2004, New England College welcomed all nine Democratic candidates in the presidential race. NEC has served as the lead organizer for College Convention in 2004, 2008, and 2012. College Convention brings together college and high school students from across the country to interact with candidates, media personalities, political analysts, and activists, for a first-hand experience with the workings of American democracy. For more information, please contact Dr. Wayne F. Lesperance, Jr., Professor of Political Science, at 603-428-2295. Dr. Lesperance is a frequent contributor to the dialog on public policy, the political process, and emerging trends in politics.