Joe Sweeney, as chair of the New Hampshire Young Republicans, has a seat on the New Hampshire Republican State Party Executive Committee (EC). Less than a week ago the NHGOP hired him as deputy Political director.
The NHGOP By-Laws prohibit voting members of the Executive Council from being on salary except for the State Party Chairman.
The State Chairman may be paid such salary as the Executive Committee approves, and shall be the only officer of the State Committee with salary.
Those members appointed to the Executive Committee by the Chairman shall not have a vote with respect to the salary of the Chairman.
All other members of the Executive Committee shall receive no compensation for attending regular
or special meetings or for services rendered to the State Committee.
As the Deputy Political Director,
The party says he’ll have broad responsibilities, including candidate recruitment, helping to organize events and implementing the party’s political plan.
Would that constitute services rendered to the State Committee? It sounds like there’s some rendering there.
Sweeney needs to step down as chair of the New Hampshire Young Republicans Immediately to avoid violating the State Party by Laws. Feel free to send me the press release so I can publish it.