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Feb162014

HEMINGWAY FOR GOVERNOR - ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN TEAM!

Andrew Hemingway Hires Veteran NH Campaigners

 

Manchester, NH—Gubernatorial Candidate, Andrew Hemingway, is proud to announce his campaign team to assist him in his effort to defeat Governor Maggie Hassan in November.

“I know that it is important to have smart, experienced people around me in order to succeed in this endeavor. That is why I have gathered together an achieved group of people to help me,” Hemingway said.  “While this team will grow in the coming months, I feel we are starting on a solid footing of experience in all aspects of campaigning.  It is time for some real leadership in the Corner Office and we need innovative ideas and solutions to get New Hampshire back on track in education, healthcare and economic growth.  I have gathered the best team to help me spread this message, raise the needed funds to run this race and to reach a many voters as possible.”

Veteran political consultant Alicia Preston will serve as campaign manager for Andrew Hemingway for Governor. 

“I first met Andrew several months ago and was taken by how bright, intuitive and informed he was.  He had a passion for New Hampshire and its people and didn’t want to run a campaign on traditional talking points, he wanted a campaign of innovative ideas and real solutions,” Preston said.  “Maggie Hassan has failed the people of New Hampshire in her brief tenure by simply doing nothing.  Taking credit for a Republican Senate budget is not an accomplishment.  Inventing 80 million dollars of state revenue from a source that doesn’t exist is not an accomplishment. What Andrew intends to roll out in the form of real plans during this campaign?  These would be accomplishments.”

In addition, Matt Wylie will serve as a Senior Advisor to the campaign.  Matt has worked extensively on elections and across the country, including Jennifer Horn’s Congressional bid.  Mike Ciccio most recently served as a Legislative aid to the NH State Senate before taking his position as Field Director for the campaign.  Senior Policy Advisor Rogers Johnson is an independent health care and education consultant who formerly served in the NH House.  Former State Representative Shaun Doherty will lead the team’s Social Media activity and New Castle’s Windsor Lien will assist Hemingway in fundraising.

 

MORE ON THE CAMPAIGN TEAM:

Alicia Preston, Campaign Manager:

Alicia has worked on campaigns for a decade, following a ten year career in reporting in New Hampshire.  She has worked for political organizations across the North East including for former NY Governor George Pataki, NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani, US Senator Scott Brown’s Special Election, Former NH Governor Craig Benson, and former Congressman Jeb Bradley and Frank Guinta.  She is Principal of the PReston Group where, in addition to political clients, she assists businesses and individuals with Communication and Public Relations needs.  She lives in her native town of Hampton, NH.

Matt Wylie, Senior Advisor:

Matt is a Washington DC based political advisor with more than 14 years managing, creating and implementing successful strategies for campaigns across the United States.   Prior to founding Wylie Strategies, Matt managed highly competitive political campaigns across the country - U.S. Senate races in Alaska, Connecticut and Georgia and Congressional races in Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.  Matt served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Republican Party, Political Director for Randy Forbes’s 2001 Special Election as well as John Ashcroft’s 2000 U.S. Senate race in Missouri. In New Hampshire, Matt was General Consultant for Jennifer Horn’s bids for US Congress. As a trainer for GOPAC, Matt has led day long trainings in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont and Wyoming for activist, elected officials, and candidates on the basics of campaign operations.  

Mike Ciccio, Field Director:

Mike served as a Field Representative for both former State Senator Bob Clegg and State Senator Jeb Bradley in their Congressional races. He interned on the Huckabee Presidential Campaign and was Regional Filed Coordinator for the Lakes Region for the Victory Operation in 2010.  Most recently, Mike served as Legislative Aide to the Health, Education and Human Services Committee and Sentor Nancy Stiles.  Mike is A UNH Alumnus who currently lives in Concord.

Rogers Johnson, Senior Policy Advisor:

Rogers is an independent healthcare and education consultant. He previously served as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Education under President George W. Bush. He served as a State Representative, representing the towns of Stratham, Exeter and North Hampton from 2001 to 2006. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Majority Whip. Mr. Johnson obtained his BS in Political Science from the Ohio Wesleyan University, and his Masters in Health Management and Policy from the University of New Hampshire. He currently lives in Stratham with his wife, Portia and two sons, Jason and Jeremy.

Shaun Doherty, Social Media Coordinator:

Shaun is a former State Representative from Pelham, NH, serving in the House for two terms from 2008-2012.  Shaun worked on Frank Guinta’s successful Mayoral Campaign in 2007 and was Youth Chairman for John McCain’s Presidential Primary campaign in NH. He is the Southern Regional Vice Chair of the NH Young Republicans. Shaun has a Bachelor Degree in Communications from Rivier University in Nashua.

Windsor Lein, Finance Assistant:

Windsor Lien lives in New Castle, NH and grew up in North Conway, NH. He is a 2007 graduate of Gorham High School in Gorham, NH. Prior to joining the campaign, Mr. Lien handled constituent outreach and Capitol Hill tours as an intern at Representative Mike Thompson's (CA-5) Washington, D.C. office. While in D.C., Windsor caddied at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) Potomac, winning the 2013 Member-Guest Tournament with his two players.

Mr. Lien graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University in 2012 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration. As an undergrad, he interned at Oracle and the MA State House.

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