Congressional Candidate Jim Craig Announces Series of Family Forums

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jean Weinberg

(July 26, 2006)— Today, Congressional Candidate Jim Craig announced a series of family forums to be held throughout the first district. The forums will focus on how the policies of George Bush and Jeb Bradley affect New Hampshire working families; and what we can do together to put our country on the right track. Topics will include family security, rising gas prices and home heating bills, increased health insurance and prescription drug costs, retirement security, student loan interest rates and the cost of living for everyday New Hampshire Families.

Each Sunday, traditionally when families, including Jim’s own, sit down for supper and enjoy their time together, Jim will join New Hampshire families, listen to their concerns and work to put our country in the right direction. These forums will create a dialogue so working families of New Hampshire can once again reclaim their voice in Washington. Jim will host the first family forum at his home in Manchester.

“I have spent my entire life working for New Hampshire families in the community and as the Democratic Leader in the State House. I’ve worked hard with Governor Lynch to turn a deficit into a surplus, while creating a good quality of life for New Hampshire residents,” said Jim. “I look forward to continuing that work by sitting down with families to discuss how we can take that New Hampshire way of doing things down to Washington and changing the direction of our country, together.”

Jim Craig, candidate for Congress in New Hampshire’s First District, is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire and his roots in the Granite State stretch for five generations. As a veteran of the US Army, he worked for his law degree with the help from the GI Bill and joined his family's law practice. For over 20 years, he has promoted the health and well being of families by serving on non-profit community boards. He was elected to the New Hampshire State House in 1998 and now serves as Democratic Leader. While in Concord, he worked tirelessly to create bipartisan, practical solutions for the state. As leader, he created a labor caucus that addresses working families' concerns.