Cox Event with Additions

For Immediate Release September 19, 2006

Greater Manchester Young Republicans

90 Golfview Drive

Manchester , NH 03102

Contact: David Hurst 603-540-3390

Greater Manchester Young Republicans to Host Event with Presidential Candidate John Cox The First Republican to Announce his Bid for 2008

Manchester-On Wednesday September 27th at 6PM, the Greater Manchester Young Republicans will host an event with John Cox, the first candidate to announce his bid for the Republican Nomination for President in 2008.

“We are honored to have John Cox the first candidate seeking the Republican Nomination for President joining us as a guest speaker,” said Greater Manchester Young Republican Chairman David Hurst. “John Cox clearly understands that as a candidate for President he cannot hide out in Television and Radio Studio’s relying strictly on a media campaign to win the support of the American people. Cox understands that successful political races are still about meeting and understanding the people. New Hampshire is still the place where the future leaders of the free world have to come to answer questions from real people about real issues. We are eager to give candidates a chance to be heard, while giving potential voters the chance to ask about the issues that are important to them.”The fundraiser will take place at Richard’s Bistro on

36 Lowell St Manchester

costing $25 per person and $100 for event sponsors. All proceeds will benefit the Greater Manchester Young Republicans. For more information or to RSVP please call David Hurst at 603-540-3390 or email him at DavidHurst@ManchesterYR.com

John Cox, 51, is the first Republican to announce his bid for the 2008 presidential election. He was born, raised and educated in Chicago. His stepfather, Thomas Cox, was a lifelong postal employee and his mother, Priscilla, was a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. He rose from modest beginnings to successful careers as an attorney and accountant. He also founded an investment advisory firm, a real estate management company and a venture capital firm.

In the 1990's, he led the investment group that purchased Jays Foods, a major regional food manufacturer, saving over 600 local jobs. He recruited and led a team of managers who turned a $17 million loss into a $3 million profit in less than a year. He is a longtime Republican activist, serving as president of the Cook County Republican Party and helped with former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp’s presidential run in Illinois in 1988. He ran for the GOP nomination in the 10th Congressional District in Illinois in 2000 and the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in 2002. He has served on a local school board, a zoning board and on the boards of charities such as the American Cancer Society, Boy’s Hope/Girls Hope and United Charities.John currently sits on the board of the USO and Fireworks for Kids Foundation.

John is the father of four daughters; Sarah, Stephanie, Shannon and Julianne. He and his wife Sarah, reside in Chicago. He is the author of Politics, Inc , which urges changing American politics by fostering the principles of statesmanship in our elected officials.

For more information about John Cox visit www.cox2008.com .

For more information about The Greater Manchester Young Republicans visit www.ManchesterYR.com or contact David Hurst at 603-540-3390.