Former Congressman Bill Zeliff Endorses Kevin Smith For Governor

Zeliff: “Smith gives Republicans our best chance for winning back the corner office”

MANCHESTER – Today, Kevin Smith, Republican candidate for governor of New Hampshire, announced that former Congressman Bill Zeliff has endorsed his candidacy.

"Elections are about choosing the best person for the job and this fall, New Hampshire voters have the opportunity to choose a bold, new leader for governor,” said Zeliff. “Kevin Smith has the best experience, the right vision, and a practical plan for moving New Hampshire forward, and he gives Republicans our best chance for winning back the corner office for only the second time in the last sixteen years."

Zeliff, a former Member of Congress from Jackson, NH, served constituents in the First District between 1991-1997.

“I’m honored to have the support of Congressman Zeliff in my race for governor,” said Smith. “As a strong fiscal conservative and as a small business owner in New Hampshire, Bill knows first-hand the importance of keeping tax rates low in order to grow our economy. I’ve always appreciated his service to our state and the Republican Party, and I’m grateful to have his involvement in my campaign now.”

Smith said that Zeliff’s endorsement is more evidence that people are taking note of his campaign’s message and momentum. Smith remains the only candidate for governor to release a plan to cut business taxes, reduce health care costs, and lower electric rates in New Hampshire.

“Voters want leadership in their governor. They want to know that you have a plan for improving their lives and the state. They don’t see it with the other candidates, but they are seeing it with me, and I think that is why I’m gaining more support.”