- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A Republican senator says the senior state official coordinating the state’s response to drug abuse is ineffective and should resign.

Gov. Maggie Hassan appointed Jack Wozmak as senior director for substance misuse and behavioral health in January, using funding from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. A legislative committee will vote Wednesday on whether to accept another $112,000 from the foundation to continue paying Wozmak through the end of the year.

Sen. Andy Sanborn, a member of the committee, says Wozmak has been ineffective. Several police chiefs have told news outlets that Wozmak hasn’t talked to them. Sanborn says he supports finding someone to coordinate state efforts, but not Wozmak.

Hassan’s office says Wozmak has met with more than 100 stakeholders and that people shouldn’t be “playing politics” around substance abuse.

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