Public School Advocate And Claremont Decision Lawyer Receives Big Endorsement From AFT-NH
Concord, NH—Yesterday, Executive Council candidate Andru Volinsky received the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers of New Hampshire after years of dedication to public employees and supporting public education.
Volinsky an attorney and most widely known for being lead counsel in the historic Claremont School District v Governor of New Hampshire case. Volinsky was one of the three lawyers who represented the Claremont School District in their fight against the State for adequate school funding. The Claremont decision forced the State to reevaluate how they disperse state funds to local schools and increased the stated contributions by over 8%.
WMUR reports that “[Volinsky] is currently representing the City of Dover in its lawsuit against the state contending that the cap on state adequacy money to school districts violates the state constitution.”
Volinsky also served as lead special counsel for the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation in its administrative prosecution of the Local Government Center. That proceeding resulted in an Order requiring the return of over $50 million to local communities which will serve to reduce local property taxes and support the employment of teachers, firefighters and other public employees.
“From his work as the lead attorney on the Claremont School Funding suit to his continued involvement in fair public education funding and preserving the integrity of New Hampshire’s retirement system—issues of vital interest to the members of AFT-NH—Andru has proven his dedication to the working people of our state,” said AFT-NH President Doug Ley. “AFT-NH is proud to endorse Andru Volinsky for the Executive Council in District 2.”
“AFT-NH’s endorsement, and the support of New Hampshire’s education community, is a great honor,” said Volinsky. “As Executive Councilor, I will continue to fight to ensure that every New Hampshire child receives a quality education, regardless of their zip code and every New Hampshire retirement system member, including educators, first responders, and state employees, is supported.”