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Nashua, New Hampshire – December 21, 2011 – The Hillsborough County Republican Committee announced today the winner of the 2012 Lincoln~Reagan Award is New Hampshire Speaker of the House, William O’Brien.  This special honor will be presented to Speaker O’Brien during the 2012 Primary Gala Reception on Friday, January 6, 2012, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua.  The award signifies O’Brien’s leadership, his outstanding record of achievement as a member of the NH House and his dedication to public service on behalf of the people of Hillsborough County.

“It is an honor to name Speaker O’Brien as the 2012 Lincoln~Reagan Award winner.  Bill’s commitment to upholding the principles of our party platform and his long record of outstanding work on behalf of the people of Hillsborough County serves as an inspiration to all of us,” said Hillsborough County GOP Chairman Ray Chadwick. 

The event will feature Boston Radio Personality and Columnist, Michael Graham, who will also serve as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.   Event organizers have confirmed participation of two of the 2012 Presidential candidates, Rick Santorum and Buddy Roemer and anticipate many of the 2012 GOP Presidential candidates will attend.  The New Hampshire Republican Congressional delegation members have also been invited to the event and are expected to be among the attendees.   

Tickets for the Reception are $35 per person and are available by mail or online at HillsboroughGOP.org.  Checks should be made payable to “HCRC” and mailed to:  HCRC, c/o Ray Chadwick, 101 Powder Hill Road, Bedford, NH  03110.  Sponsorships are available for Reception tickets for Students and Legislators and may be purchased for a reduced rate of $25 per student or legislator.

A dinner is also planned for the same evening following the reception and beginning at 7:30 p.m.  According to organizers, tickets for the dinner (which include admission to the Reception) are selling at a brisk pace for $100 per person.     

For more information about the event and ticket purchases, visit the Hillsborough GOP website at www.hillsboroughgop.org or call Hillsborough County GOP Chairman Ray Chadwick at (603) 566-9129.