Volinsky decides against gubernatorial run

The Democratic field for governor in 2018 is wide open, now that Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky has decided he won’t be running for anything other than re-election to the five-member council.

Volinsky was being encouraged to run by many party officials and supporters, but decided now is not the time, leaving former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand as the only declared Democrat.

In a letter to supporters released on Wednesday, Volinsky said he was humbled by those who encouraged him to run, but after careful consideration has decided “the time is not right for me or my family. I will, however, proudly seek another term as a New Hampshire executive councilor representing District Two.” | More…

| New Hampshire.com

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