MANCHESTER— Today, Dorothy Peterson, wife of former Republican Governor Walter Peterson, announced her support for Senator Obama.
“I believe Senator Obama is the best prepared to lead this country at a time when we are in desperate need of strong leadership on everything from women’s rights to the war in Iraq. I am extremely worried that with the wrong choice this fall, Roe v Wade could be overturned and our government could take away a woman’s right to make what is a very personal decision about when and how to raise a family. I also share his concerns for our environment and endorse his support of efforts to find alternative sources of energy. Finally, we need a President who will be able to work well with others both at home and abroad to restore respect for our nation. Senator Obama and I are both convinced that it is time to end this war and bring our brave young men and women home.”
Dorothy Peterson has served the people of New Hampshire through a variety of volunteer roles. Dorothy Peterson was president of the Peterborough Historical Society and served on the board of directors for The Anna Philbrook Children's Foundation. She is also an active participant in her church’s Serendipity Shop, the hospital and other community activities. In 1997, Dorothy received, along with her husband, former governor Walter Peterson, the Pettee Medal, the UNH Alumni Association's highest award, for their outstanding contributions to the state and UNH. Dorothy and her husband also founded the Walter and Dorothy Peterson Library Fund which enables new faculty to purchase volumes for the university's library collection.