Joseph & Augusta Petrone To Serve as Horn For Congress Honorary Co-Chairs

NASHUA- Jennifer Horn, Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, announced today that Joseph and Augusta Petrone will serve as Horn for Congress Honorary Co-Chairs.

Joseph and Augusta Petrone: “Once in a Blue Moon, a candidate comes along who has the winning attributes of a Jennifer Horn. We are proud to be associated with her campaign for Congress. Jennifer has been a newspaper columnist, a public affairs radio hostess, a wife and mother. She represents the best of American values, and has the potential to be a superb representative of NH in the United States Congress.”

Jennifer Horn: “The Petrones are two wonderful people for whom I have a great deal of respect. We share a common belief that government should serve the American people – and they know something about service. With their help, we will once again restore people’s faith in our Representatives and renew the promise that is America. I am honored to have their support and I am proud to have them as the honorary co-chairs of my campaign.”

Ambassador Joseph C. Petrone:

Ambassador Petrone was the US Permanent Representative to the European Office of the UN and Other International Organizations in Geneva from 1987-1989. Enlisting in the 168th Infantry of the Iowa National Guard in January 1938, he served in all non-commissioned grades until 1940. He was a regular Army officer during a military career spanning three wars (World War II, Korea and Vietnam). He served as an aide to President Eisenhower in the White House from 1954-1956. From 1967-1970, he was the Assistant Military Attaché at the American Embassy in Paris. He retired with the rank of Colonel in 1970.

Ambassador Petrone was a member of the US Delegation to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1983 and to Madagascar (25th Anniversary of Independence) in 1985. He is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations (Departments of Army, Defense and State; Poland and France) as well as three battle stars from General Patton’s 3rd Army. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and the British Staff College at Camberley, England.

Petrone served in 1984 as Chairman of the Reagan-Bush Iowa veteran’s coalition. He was a delegate from NewHampshire to the 2004 Republican National Convention for President George W. Bush.

Augusta Petrone:

Augusta Petrone was Co-Chairman of the 1984 Reagan-Bush campaign in Iowa. She also was a delegate to the 1980 and 1984 Republican National Conventions. In 2000, Mrs. Petrone served as a New Hampshire Presidential Elector.