EXETER, NH - Today, two of New Hampshire's former Governors endorsed Chris Sununu, a Republican candidate for Governor in the 2016 election. The endorsement comes at an early point in the election cycle, and signals strong support for Sununu's candidacy.
Former Governor Judd Gregg (1989-1993) with Mrs. Kathy Gregg, said:
"New Hampshire will be well served with Chris Sununu as our Governor. On the Executive Council, Chris is a fighter for better government and against bad policy and reckless state expenditures. As a candidate for Governor, Chris speaks passionately about growing our economy to create jobs, providing real education reform, and making the heroin epidemic a top priority.
"Running one of New Hampshire's finest ski areas has given Chris a great understanding of the importance of protecting our unique and special environment, which is so critical to maintaining New Hampshire as a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Spend just a few minutes talking with Chris and you appreciate that he is direct and truly loves this state. Chris Sununu is a leader for New Hampshire's future, and Kathy and I are pleased to support Chris for Governor."
Former Governor Steve Merrill (1993-1997) made the following statement:
"As Governor, my number one goal was to protect the New Hampshire Advantage. Our state once again needs a Governor committed to low taxes, limited government, and economic growth. We need a candidate who brings experience and leadership to state service, and that is why I am pleased to support Chris Sununu for Governor.
"Chris is a problem solver and ready on day one to tackle the challenges facing New Hampshire. The Granite State has been without a Republican Governor for too many years, and Chris Sununu is the Republican who will win in November 2016."
Chris Sununu offered the following remarks regarding the endorsements:
"I'm humbled by the support of Senator Gregg and Governor Merrill. They are two of the most respected and accomplished leaders that our state has ever known. During their tenures, New Hampshire benefitted from strong and decisive leadership, and saw a wealth of opportunity. Their contributions to our state over the past thirty years have been extraordinary, and I look forward to seeking their counsel throughout my campaign.
"Like Judd Gregg and Steve Merrill, I will always work to bring people together and solve problems. I'll be a leader for the next generation, and together we'll create more opportunity for young people and working families by growing our economy and making government smaller, smarter, and more responsive to the citizens of our state."