Nashua officials appoint new city solicitor
Attorney Stephen M. Bennett of Mont Vernon, prior deputy corporation counsel for Nashua, has been promoted to the office of city solicitor with a vote of 13-2.
Before his time with the city, Bennett was employed as a public defender in New Hampshire for almost 14 years. He was also a former partner at Elliot, Jasper and Bennett in Newport from 1979 to 1985.
Bennett received his law degree from Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law. He also has a degree in international studies from the American University in Washington, D.C.
While Chasse said he has nothing against Bennett personally, he does not believe Bennett is the right person for the position.
In Bennett’s defense, Alderman-at-Large James Donchess said the position of city solicitor is a challenging role with conflicting demands, maintaining Bennett deserves the promotion.
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