NH GOP - Announces Finance Committee

CONCORD, NH – In another sign of energy flowing back into the New Hampshire Republican Party, more than thirty leaders from around the state have stepped up to reconstitute the state party’s Finance Committee. This group has been tasked with raising the necessary resources to fund the State Party and the Victory Program in New Hampshire.

Jim Merrill, of Manchester, will lead the finance effort as Chairman.

“This is a critical election for New Hampshire Republicans, and it’s important that we engage and invigorate all facets of the party, from our grassroots activists to our major donors,” said Merrill.

“In building this committee we brought together a mix of dedicated and talented Republicans – business and community leaders, public officials, and party activists – who will extend our reach into all corners of the state and help us harness the excitement and energy the McCain-Palin-Sununu team brings to our entire ticket.”

“State party finances are stronger today than they’ve been at any time since the 2004 election, and this talented and connected group will ensure we have the resources we need to help our candidates win elections,” said Fergus Cullen, Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party.

“The work of our newly reconstituted finance committee will ensure that our message will be heard, and the party will be able to fully fund programs that will help our candidates up and down the ballot.”

The finance committee consists of 33 members from all ten counties, and its members come from diverse professional and political backgrounds.

New Hampshire Republican Party Finance Committee Members:

Jim Merrill, Manchester, Chairman

Fergus Cullen, Wolfeboro, NHGOP Chairman

Bill Beauregard, Keene

Stacey Blake, Nottingham

Ernie Bridge, Newport

Beverly Bruce, Center Tuftonboro

Liz Christoffersen, Hollis

David Citarelli, Amherst

Scott Coulombe, Berlin

Mike Dennehy, Concord

Craig Donais, Manchester

Susan Duprey, Concord

Don and Nancy Dwight, Lyme

Mike Eaton, Chichester

Jim Forsythe, Strafford

Linda Frawley, Belmont

Brad Galinson, Amherst

Frank Guinta, Manchester

Kevin Halloran, Brookline

Phil Hastings, Concord

Dane Hoover, Salem

Cliff Hurst, Manchester

Ken Jones, Amherst

Judy Krahulec, Laconia

John Lyons, Portsmouth

Kerry Marsh, Concord

Maureen Mooney, Merrimack

Chuck Morse, Salem

Karl Norwood, Amherst

Doug Scamman, Stratham

Siobhan Tautkus, Manchester

Chris Wolfe, Derry