GMFRW - Training and Social to be Held for Candidates and Activists

Manchester, NH - Several experienced State Legislators are participating in a state-wide candidate and activist training being offered by the Greater Manchester Federated Republican Women (GMFRW) on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Moe Joes Restaurant on 2175 Candia Road in Manchester from 3:00-5:30 p.m. For both new and more experienced candidates and activists alike, a Candidate Cocktail will follow from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The GMFRW is very pleased to have Senator Sheila Roberge of Bedford, the longest currently seated Senator in New Hampshire, speak on the "How To's of Running for Office" and provide insight into "How to Survive Scrutiny" from the media and the public. Several other experienced Legislators will also participate, including former State Representative and Congressman Jeb Bradley of Wolfeboro, State Representative Betsy McKinney of Londonderry, Hon. J. Gail Barry of Manchester, and Commissioner Toni Pappas of Hillsborough County. They will provide insight into technical aspects from understanding the Legislative schedule and the committees to what the County responsibilities are, plus the campaign-related topics including deciding whether to run and establishing a personal platform. State Representative Will Infantine, sponsor of the recent Michelle?s Law, will also present on the topic of "How to Effectively Sponsor a Bill". Wayne MacDonald, Vice Chairman of the NH State Committee, will emcee both events and provide trainees insight into Delegate responsibilities and alternate ways to be involved in the Republican Party.

The training will be held in a panel style format in two sessions, to allow attendees opportunity to ask questions that impact their personal situation prior to the candidate filing period from June 4th to 13th. Trainees will also be offered a discounted price to attend an evening social for candidates, providing further opportunity to expand on what they've learned. In addition, Congressional Candidates Jeb Bradley and John Stephen will be in attendance at the Candidate Cocktail in the evening.

The Greater Manchester Federated Republican Women fosters the education and involvement of women and men in the political and public service process, including providing opportunities to become a candidate, greater access to meeting with local and high level candidates, and helping on political campaigns. It is one of several such groups across New Hampshire, and part of a state and national Federation.

The events are open to all Republicans and Independents interested in becoming more involved. The two-and-a-half hour, afternoon training session is $15, and the evening Candidate Cocktail is $25 before discounts. Questions and RSVP to club President Kathy Cusson-Cail at

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