Cox Presidential Campaign Opens Manchester, NH Office; Hires New Hampshire Field Director

MANCHESTER, NH - The John Cox for President campaign has opened a statewide campaign office and has hired a state field director in New Hampshire, site of the First-in-the-Nation Primary.

The office for Cox is located at 788 Elm St. in Manchester, above the historic Merrimack Restaurant.

State Campaign Coordinator Stephen Abbott of Manchester said the location will be an excellent launching pad for the campaign’s continuing outreach efforts.

"It is centrally located above the epicenter of New Hampshire Primary politics," he said."

Cox has visited the state nine times since announcing his bid in March. He is the former president of the Cook County (IL) Republican Party and is a successful Chicago businessman. He is a social and fiscal conservative.

The Cox campaign also announced Monday it has hired Chris Richter as its New Hampshire Field Director.

Richter brings a host of political experiences to the campaign.

Most recently, Richter was field director for the Republican gubernatorial campaign of New Hampshire State Rep. Jim Coburn. He has also served as a page for the Republicans in the U.S. Senate, and served as a research assistant to Conservative MP Cheryl Gillian in the British House of Commons. He was a candidate for the Vermont House of Representatives in 2002.

Cox said he was pleased to welcome Richter to the campaign.

"Someone of Chris’ experience, drive and character will be a welcome addition to my team on the ground here in New Hampshire," he said.

The campaign now has committee chairmen or state coordinators organizing 26 states throughout the nation, including New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina, early primary and caucus states.

Richter has extensive administrative experience, including service as assistant to the dean of admissions of Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

He is currently pursuing a Masters in International Business at Southern New Hampshire University. He earned his Masters in Business Administration from SNHU in 2004, and his a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the Catholic University in 2001.

In 2000, he was a reporter for the Deerfield Valley News, a weekly newspaper in West Dover, VT.

John H. Cox, 51, is the first announced Republican candidate for president in 2008. He has active campaign organizations in 26 states and county coordinators in over two-thirds of the counties in early primary and caucus states. He is a CPA, real estate broker, attorney and investment advisor. He is the former president of the Cook County (IL) Republican Party. For more information, visit