NH GOP To Hold Presidential Brunch

Concord , NH – As part of a continuing effort to highlight the first-in-the-nation primary status of the state of New Hampshire, the NewHampshire Republican Party will be holding a brunch with the Republican Presidential Candidates. The brunch will celebrate our primary status and feature the Honorable Michael Steele, former Lt. Governor of Maryland and current Chairman of GOPAC.

NOTE: You must be credentialed to attend the Presidential Brunch. All credentialing will be done through the internet at:


More information on the brunch will be distributed through email. Please direct all questions to Barney Keller at barney@nhgop.org.

When:  January 6th, 2008, 11am to 1pm

What:  First in the Nation Presidential Brunch

Who:  Republican Presidential Candidates

Keynote Speaker: GOPAC Chairman Michael Steele

Where:  Hampshire Hills, 50 Emerson Road, Milford , NH

About GOPAC Chairman Michael Steele:

GOPAC Chairman Michael Steele was born on October 19, 1958 at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George's County and was raised in Washington,DC. He graduated from Archbishop Carroll High School, earned his bachelor's degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University in 1981 and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991. Mr. Steele also spent three years as a seminarian in the Order of St. Augustine in preparation for the priesthood.

In 2003, Chairman Steele earned a place in history when he became the first African American elected to statewide office in Maryland. He was nation's highest-ranking African American Republican elected official and the only sitting African American Lt. Governor in the country.

In 2002, President George W. Bush appointed Chairman Steele to serve a term on the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy. Other affiliations include the State House Trust, the East Baltimore Development Corporation, the Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee and the Prince George's CountyChapter of the NAACP.

Among the distinguished awards and honors received by Chairman Steele, he has been named a 2005 Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership and was awarded a Bethune-DuBois Institute 2005 Award for his work in the on going development of quality education in Maryland.

Chairman Steele is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Landover Hills, MD, where he attends mass regularly with his wife Andrea and their two sons, Michael and Drew.

On the web: www.GOPAC.org