­­­57 Claremont, Keene, and Upper Valley Grassroots Leaders and Activists Support Senator Edwards'

(Manchester, NH) - Today, the John Edwards for President Campaign announced that ­­57 Claremont, Keene, and Upper Valley grassroots activists have endorsed Senator John Edwards for President and will form Edwards for President Regional Leadership Committees. As Edwards' "Fighting for One America" NewHampshire bus tour rapidly approaches, his grassroots support across the state continues to grow.


"I am honored to have the support of these New Hampshire leaders and activists," said Edwards. "They share my vision of One America that works for everyone, One America where every person who works hard can get ahead. Fighting together, we can bring real change to our country — change that families here in New Hampshire and across our country so desperately need."

Edwards continues to drive the Democratic agenda with his specific ideas to transform our country. WhileWashington continues to offer only rhetoric, empty talk and half-measures, Edwards is offering courage, conviction and bold ideas to build One America.

The endorsers include the Deputy Senate Majority Leader, three Democratic Town Chairs, 10 State Representatives, and 43 grassroots activists. These leaders join the 45 member Merrimack County Regional Leadership Committee that was announced yesterday. http://johnedwards.com/nh/20070813-nh-support

The John Edwards for President Campaign has so far announced 103 endorsements this week.

The New Hampshire bus tour will be from August 23-26. Please contact Kate Bedingfield for more information or to RSVP for the tour, kbedingfield@johnedwards.com.

The Following Claremont Grassroots Activists Have Endorsed Senator Edwards:

Peter Burling

State Senator; Deputy Majority Leader
Phyllis Katz Grantham activist
Larry Shulman Grantham activist; Dartmouth Professor
Sheila Shulman Grantham activist; Dartmouth Professor
Karen Ryan Former Chair, Grantham Democrats
Harold Perkins Treasurer, Newport Democrats
June Mohla Claremont activist
Bob Grimley Former State Rep Candidate; Veteran
Linda Fuerst Cornish activist
Joanna Sharf Cornish activist
Cheryl McGinnis Lempster activist
Jay Phinizy State Representative; Chair, Environmentalists for Edwards

The Following Keene Area Grassroots Activists Have Endorsed Senator Edwards:

Ellen Abraham Keene Activist
Patricia Barry Rindge Town Chair
Rosa Bromberg Francestown Activist
Timothy Butterworth State Representative
Joe Byk Peterborough Selectman
Claudia Chase State Representative
Ronald Cheney Francestown Activist
Christopher Coates Keene School Board Member
Jack Crawford Spofford Activist
Nancy Crawford Spofford Activist
Kay Delanoy Keene Activist
Brenda Dunn Keene Activist
Tim Dunn State Representative
Peter Espiefs State Representative
David Essex State Representative
Kelly French Nelson School Board Member
Amelie Gooding Keene Activist
Christian Hettinger Wilition Activist
Eric Jackman Keene Activist
John Jordan Hancock Activist
Robert Leahy Marlborough Town Chair
Claire Oursler Keene Activist
Ronald Mack State Representative
Timothy Robertson State Representative
Mark Seidler Keene Activist
Maralyn Steinberg New Ipswich Activist
James Trow Mayor of Bennington
Paul Venezia Keene Activist
Charles Weed State Representative
Lee Whitfield Peterborough Activist

The Following Upper Valley Grassroots Activists Have Endorsed Senator Edwards:

Sharon Nordgren State Representative, Former Assistant House Minority Leader
Deb Nelson Hanover activist
Mary Kukowksi Hanover activist
Lori Shipulski Hanover Town Chair
Sandra Zubkoff Enfield activist
David Montgomery Hanover activist
Pat Danielson Canaan activist
Scott Pauls Former Lebanon Planning Board Member & Vice-Chair of the UV Dems
Scott & Sharon Haire Lyme activists
Nancy Hart Lyme activist
Sandra Hoeh Hanover activist, former Director of Community Relations at Dartmouth College
Chris Seibel Hanover Schools counselor
Pam Hammond Lebanon activist
Sylvia Peterson Lebanon activist