Assist Majority Leader, House Ways & Means Chair Stephen Stepanek Endorses Kevin Smith for Governor

Rep. Stepanek: “Kevin Smith is going to surprise a lot of people this year”

MANCHESTER – Today, Kevin Smith, Republican candidate for governor of New Hampshire, announced that Representative Stephen Stepanek of Milford has endorsed his candidacy. Stepanek is serving his fourth term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and is Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Assistant Majority Leader, and steers the House Republican Victory PAC.

“New Hampshire needs a governor who can hit the ground running and has a plan for moving the state forward. Kevin Smith is that person, hands down,” said Stepanek. “Others in the race are long on rhetoric, but short on ideas for making a real impact for our state’s small businesses and improving our economic climate.”

Stepanek continued, “New Hampshire is at a crossroads. It’s important that we elect a governor who will not simply administer government, but instead make government more efficient, more effective, and more responsive to our citizens and the small businesses that are so vital to our economy. That doesn’t just happen, you need a bold leader who isn’t afraid to take a stand and make the tough decisions. You need someone, like Kevin Smith, with a specific plan to achieve these goals.”

“I’m supporting Kevin Smith, because he knows more about improving state government and making it work well for the taxpayer than anyone else running in this race. It’s the quality and the quantity of his experience that sets him apart from his opponents,” said Stepanek.

“I’ve seen it first-hand; when people see and speak to Kevin, they come away supporting him, because he stands out among his competition. Kevin is smart and very strong on the stump, and he’s getting stronger everyday. There are few surprises in politics, but I think Kevin Smith is going to surprise a lot of people this year.”

Kevin Smith commented on his latest endorsement:

“Representative Stepanek is a proven leader in the New Hampshire House, and he’s developed a strong reputation for being a problem solver and for getting things done. I appreciate his support in my campaign, and I look forward to working with him to promote a plan for making our state an economic magnet and leader in the region and nationally.”