CONCORD, NH – New Futures is pleased to announce Senator Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) as the recipient of its 2012 Legislator of the Year Award. Each year, New Futures honors those who have made outstanding contributions toward promoting progressive alcohol and other drug policies in New Hampshire. The incredible achievements of these individuals and groups will be acknowledged and celebrated at New Futures’ annual Recognition Event on Thursday, October 11, 2012, in Concord at the Concord City Auditorium.
The New Futures’ Legislator of the Year Award recognizes a member of the New Hampshire General Court who demonstrated extraordinary leadership in promoting progressive alcohol and other drug policy during the legislative session.
Senator Jeb Bradley did just that through his sponsorship and unwavering support of SB 286, which created a prescription monitoring program in New Hampshire. Before the passage of this bill that creates an important tool to help curb the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, New Hampshire was one of only two states that did not have an electric prescription monitoring program. Through his sponsorship and advocacy, Bradley helped garner bipartisan support and momentum that resulted in the passage of a bill that had been introduced and killed in the past.
Sen. Bradley represents District 3, which includes the communities of Brookfield, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Effingham, Farmington, Freedom, Madison, Middleton, Milton, Moultonborough, Ossipee, Sandwich, Tamworth, Tuftonboro, Wakefield and Wolfeboro.