Months ago the Timberlane District asked Danville Selectman and Timberlane Budget Committee member, Joshua Horns, to choose between one of his two elective positions. The district claimed the two offices were statutorily incompatible. The issue went to the Attorney General’s office for resolution.
Today the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office notified the school district and Joshua Horns that there is no incompatibility of offices for a town selectman to also sit on a cooperative school district’s budget committee. The two are politically separate entities.
Here is the letter.
By logical extension, this will open the way for town selectmen to run for district offices. It is truly a cause for celebration that the talent pool for Timberlane elected offices has now been thrown wide open.
The letter was provided to me by Shawn O’Neil, Danville selectman.
Congratulations, Mr. Horns. Your resolve will certainly make a difference to our district going forward.