John Edwards for President Announces 293 Graniteroots for Edwards Town Chairs in 169 NH Towns

Edwards Returns to New Hampshire Tomorrow to Speak With Teachers and Students, Meet With Workers at the Portsmouth Shipyard, and Participate in a Seacoast Media Group Forum on Iraq

(Manchester, NH) – Today, the John Edwards for President Campaign announced 293 Graniteroots for Edwards Town Chairs in 169 New Hampshire towns. These Town Chairs will take an active leadership role in the campaign andwork to spread Edwards’ bold message of change.

“We are honored to have the support of these Graniteroots leaders,” said New Hampshire State Director Beth Leonard. “Our momentum continues to grow and these Town Chairs will join thousands of grassroots activists and our growing field program in spreading the message about Edwards’ bold plans to end the war in Iraq, provide truly universal healthcare, and halt global warming while creating good-paying jobs.”

Following a commanding debate performance in Hanover last week and his ‘Economic Fairness’ tour of the North Country, John Edwards returns to New Hampshire tomorrow to speak with teachers and students, meet with workers at the Portsmouth Shipyard, and participate in a Seacoast Media Group Forum on Iraq.

Acworth Jay Phinizy State Representative
Alexandria Deirdre Henss Alexandria Activist
Allenstown Theresa Zinis Allenstown Activist
Alstead Courtney Porter Alstead Activist
Alton Bay James Connors Alton Activist
Amherst Leonard Lindberg Veteran
Andover Janet Bliss Colby Sawyer College Professor
Antrim David Essex State Representative
Ashland Doris Tremblay Ashland Activist
Atkinson Marcia Beaulieu Nutritionist and Activist
Auburn Ron Poltak Environmental Activist
Barrington Duane Kimball Small Business Owner
Bartlett Brenda Monahan Bartlett Activist
Bath Joseph Shelton Bath Activist
Bedford Diana Dewitt Special Education Teacher
Belmont Susan Lavin Belmont Activist
Berlin Lawrence Kelly Executive Director of Tri-County CAP
Bethlehem Judith Wallace Bethlehem Selectboard Member
Boscawen Laura Clegg Boscawen Activist
Bow Jon Bresler NH Democratic State Committee
Bradford Carol Latham Bradford Activist
Brentwood Ann McDonough Brentwood Activist
Brentwood Tracy Waldron Brentwood Activist
Bristol Carolyn Shulman Bridgewater Activist
Bristol Steven Shulman Bridgewater Activist
Brookline Victoria Sandin Brookline Activist
Campton Bernard Hitzig Campton Activist
Canaan Jenn Barg Canaan Activist
Canaan Pat Danielson Canaan Activist
Candia Susi Nord State Representative
Canterbury Frank Tupper State Representative
Carroll Nancy Mitiguy Carroll Activist
Center Barnstead Michelle Doiron Barnstead Activist
Center Conway Kelly DeFeo Conway Activist
Center Harbor Mary-Ann Keay Center Harbor Activist
Center Tuftonboro Jill Daley-Gibson Tuftonboro Activist
Chester Nancy Graham Chef and Activist
Chesterfield Nancy Crawford Nurse and Chesterfield Activist
Chichester Candice Brehm Chichester Activist
Claremont June Mohla Claremont Activist
Claremont Carole Schuschu Educator
Concord (Ward 1) Cynthia Ouellette Educator
Concord (Ward 2) Donald Taylor Concord Activist
Concord (Ward 3) Christine Miller Activist and Mental Health Professional
Concord (Ward 4) Christopher Seufert Prominent Attorney and Activist
Concord (Ward 5) Rob Werner Concord City Councilman, Merrimack County Democrats Chair
Concord (Ward 6) Suzanne Amidon Concord Activist
Concord (Ward 7) Don Brueggemann State Representative
Concord (Ward 8) Ray Lacasse Senior Citizen Advocate
Concord (Ward 9) Barbara Kuhlman Brown Former School Board Member
Concord (Ward 10) Bill Noelte Concord Activist
Cornish Peter Burling State Senator; Asst. Majority Leader
Cornish Linda Fuerst Cornish Activist
Danville Pam Harrington Educator and Activist
Deerfield Nancy & Richard Potavin Deerfield Activists
Deering Patricia Bevans Deering Activst
Derry Bob Howe Treasurer, Derry Democrats
Derry Bonnie Murray Derry Activist
Derry Donna Thompson Environmental Activist
Dover Jen Brown State Representative
Dover Paula Dinardo Democratic Committeewoman, GLBT Leader
Dover Joanne Dodge Senior Advocate
Dover Bill McCann Dover Democratic Town Chair, Former State Rep.
Dover David Meikle Small Business Owner
Dover Kevin Quigley Veteran
Dover Mark Ryder Attorney
Dover PJ Whitney Nurse
Dublin Rita-Joan Goldmann Dublin Activist
Durham Stephanie Bradley-Swift Durham Activist
Durham Ruth Davis Durham Activist
East Hampstead Kathy Pynn East Hampstead Activist
East Kingston Jackson Casey Attorney
East Kingston Belen Lee Educator
Easton Susan Ford Easton Democratic Town Chair and Secretary of the Northern Grafton Democratic Committee
Effingham David Manley Effingham Democratic Town Chair
Enfield Michelle Goldsmith Enfield Activist
Epping Susan McGeough City Council
Epping Nancy & Robert Murphy Epping Activists
Epsom Stand and Cina Podlaseck Epsom Town Democratic Committee Members
Exeter Doug Flockhart Activist
Exeter Julie Gilman Exeter Selectwoman
Exeter Joe Pace Exeter Democratic Town Chair
Farmington Lyle Doughty NECA Electrical Contractor and IBEW member
Fitzwilliam Robyn Anderson-Hannett Fitzwilliam Activist
Francestown Rosa Bromberg Francestown Activist
Franconia Ann Menninger Franconia Activist
Franklin Linda Bean Franklin Activist
Gilford Johan Andersen Gilford Activist
Gilford Gary Liptak Gilford Activist
Gilmanton David Sykie Gilmanton Activist
Gilmanton Sally Sykie Gilmanton Activist
Goffstown Diane Macon Goffstown Activist
Gorham Roland Beausejour Gorham Activist & Business Owner
Grantham Karen Ryan Former Grantham Democratic Town Chair
Greenfield Kathleen Carpenter Labor leader and Greenfield Activist
Greenland Connie Gardoqui Activist
Greenland Elaina Valzania Home Healthcare Worker
Greenville Carolyn Turner Greenville Activist
Hampstead Gail Bacheller-London Hampstead Activist
Hampstead Martin London Hampstead Activist
Hampton Bob & Sharon Constentino Hampton Activists
Hampton Glenn McKenzie Hampton Activist
Hampton Julie Moore Hampton Activist
Hampton Chris & Melanie Muns Hampton Activists
Hampton Bruce Segal Cardiovascular RN
Hampton Falls Ed Beattie Educator
Hancock Katrina Hall Hancock Activist
Hanover Deb Nelson Educator
Hanover Sharon Nordgren State Represenative
Hanover Lori Shipulski Hanover Democratic Town Chair
Henniker Catherine Kalob New England College Professor of Social Work
Hillsborough Meg Curtis Executive Board Member of the Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce and Hillsborough Lions Club
Hinsdale Janice Glasgow Hinsdale Activist
Holderness David Ransom Holderness Activist
Hollis Cliff Conneighton Former Hollis Democratic Town Chair
Hooksett Joan Lydon Small Business Owner
Hopkinton Gary Richardson Hopkinton State Representative
Hopkinton Elizabeth Sanders Physician and Hopkinton Democratic Town Chair
Hudson Phil MacKenzie Activist; Former Educator
Intervale Maureen Westrick Conway Environmental Activist
Jackson Daniel Andrews Jackson Activist
Jackson Gino Funicella Jackson Selectboard Member
Jaffrey Mary Giovetti Jaffrey Activist
Jaffrey Mary Poplin Jaffrey Activist
Jaffrey Betsy Potter Jaffrey Activist
Keene Abigail Abrash Educator and Keene Activist
Keene Charles Redfern Keene City Council Member and Keene Activist
Kensington Ed Cunningham Kensington Activist
Kingston Jen Casey Kingston Activist
Kingston Guy & Sue Gobeil Kingston Activist
Laconia Karen Labbe Laconia Activist
Lancaster Cynthia Winget Lancaster Activist
Landaff Rachael Booth Navy Intelligence Veteran
Lebanon Scott Pauls Dartmouth Professor
Lee Doug Karo, PHD Professor (Retired)
Lisbon Mark Roberts Lisbon Activist
Litchfield Stephanie Husband Litchfield Activist
Littleton Linda Massimilla Town Manager, Committee Member, and Head of Androscoggin Valley Retired Teachers Association
Londonderry Denis Corbeil Londonderry Activist
Londonderry Sharon Corbeil Londonderry Activist
Londonderry Lynn Eaton Londonderry Activist
Loudon Ken Krzewick Former Educator
Lyme Ann Bokermann Activist
Lyndeborough Gretchen Uhas Lyndeborough Activist
Madbury Michael Rogers Madbury Activist
Manchester (Ward 1) Mary Devine Nurse
Manchester (Ward 2) Muriel Cavanaugh Registered Nurse
Manchester (Ward 3) Diane Swasey Ward 3 Democratic Chair
Manchester (Ward 4) Carmen Polo Medical Professional
Manchester (Ward 5) Jeff Michelsen VP, NH Coalition to End Homelessness
Manchester (Ward 6) Barbara Wesolowski Educator
Manchester (Ward 7) Brad Connolly Educator
Manchester (Ward 7) Stephanie Orr Manchester Activist
Manchester (Ward 8) Susan Doukas Retired Educator
Manchester (Ward 8) Sandra Paradis Former School Board Member
Manchester (Ward 9) Diane Lavoie Retired
Manchester (Ward 10) Cindy Linehan Educator
Manchester (Ward 11) George Lessard Manchester Activist
Manchester (Ward 12) Bob Copeland Manchester Activist
Meredith Elizabeth O'Neil Meredith Activist
Merrimack Evan Fulmer Merrimack Activist
Middleton Evelyn & David Campbell Middleton Activists
Milan Wayne Forsythe Milan Activist
Milford Sandy Frades Milford Activist
Milton Bob Srnec State Representative
Milton Claire Williams Milton Activist
Monroe Carol Laflamme Monroe Activist
Mont Vernon Andy & Andrea Baver Mont Vernon Activists
Moultonborough Dorothy O'Callaghan Moultonborough Activist
Nashua (Ward 1) Melliyal Annamalai Nashua Activist
Nashua (Ward 2) Joanne St. John Nashua Activist
Nashua (Ward 3) Bill Barry Attorney
Nashua (Ward 4) Jen Craffey Nashua Activist
Nashua (Ward 5) Kathleen Rivard Nashua Activist
Nashua (Ward 6) Glenda Ouellette Nashua Activist
Nashua (Ward 7) Daniel Cronin Nashua Activist
Nashua (Ward 8) Gailyn Casaday Nashua Activist
Nashua (Ward 9) Vincent Ranucci Nashua Activist
Nelson Carol Crawford Nelson Activist
New Boston Julia Tam New Boston Activist
New Castle Cynthia Burns New Castle Activist
New Castle Michael & Catherine Donovan New Castle Activists
New Durham Mary George New Durham Activist
New Hampton Cheryl Towne New Hampton Activist
New Ipswich Maralyn Steinberg New Ipswich Activist
New London Pam and Ken Child New London Activists
Newbury Lenny Bloksberg Former Newbury Democratic Town Chair
Newfields Lauren Gowing Activist
Newfields Bernard Jankowski Activist
Newfields Doug Marino Student, Cooperative Middle School
Newfields Kristine Meier Activist
Newmarket Scott Foster Activist
Newmarket Dana Glennon Vice-Chair of Newmarket Town Council & Postal Worker
Newmarket Cindy & Jerry Sneirson Activists
Newport Harold Perkins Secretary, Newport Democrats
Newton Susan Peterson Educator and Newton Activist
North Conway Joanne Sparks Conway Activist
North Hampton Judy Day State Representative
North Hampton Larry Miller Republican; North Hampton Activist
Northfield James Doubleday Northfield Activist
Northwood Lucy Edwards Northwood Democratic Town Chair
Northwood Paul Thorington Republican, Doctor
Nottingham Ginny Mills Nottingham Activist
Nottingham Chris Mills Environmental Activist
Orford Paul Goundrey Chairman, Orford Board of Selectmen
Pelham Susan Harden Educator and Pelham Activist
Pembroke Frank Davis Assistant Majority Leader, State Representative
Pembroke Patricia Davis Former Educator
Pembroke Vincent Greco State Representative
Peterborough Eileen Whitfield Peterborough Activist
Pittsfield Beatrice Pszonowsky Educator
Plainfield Sandra Stettenheim Former Plainfield Democratic Town Chair
Plaistow Sarina Ryan Educator and Plaistow Activist
Plymouth William Kietzman Plymouth Activist
Porstmouth (Ward 3) Jeanne Rosadina Activist
Portsmouth (Ward 1) Barbara Pamboukes Nurse
Portsmouth (Ward 2) Jim Flynn Attorney
Portsmouth (Ward 2) David & Judith Halliday Activists
Portsmouth (Ward 3) David Frost Psychiatric Counselor
Portsmouth (Ward 3) Evelyn Sirrell Former Mayor of Portsmouth
Portsmouth (Ward 4) Elias & Isobel Abelson Activists
Portsmouth (Ward 4) Ruth Mott Activist
Portsmouth (Ward 4) Rahul Sivaprasad UNH Graduate Student
Portsmouth (Ward 5) Laurie McCray Nurse
Portsmouth (Ward 5) Judy Ullman Activist
Portsmouth (Ward 5) Tom Watson Attorney
Randolph John Turner Randolph Democratic Town Chair
Raymond Paul Foster Activist
Rindge Patricia Barry Rindge Democratic Town Chair
Rochester Chris Brewer Activist
Rochester Sue Devito Activist
Rochester Charlie Devito School Board Member
Rochester Art & Peg Doyle Activists
Rochester Mark Hamilton Reverend
Rochester Bill Powers Small Businessman
Rochester Audrey Stevens School Board Member
Rochester Bob Watson State Representative & School Board Member
Rollinsford FS Gilbert Retired Machinist
Rollinsford Dan Pike Treasurer, Rollinsford Democratic Town Committee
Rumney John Downs Rumney Democratic Town Chair
Rye Elisa Bolton Activist
Rye Otto Grote State Representative
Rye Jaci Grote Rye Planning Board Member
Salem Patricia Bjork Salem Activist
Sanbornton Carol Valente Sanbornton Activist and Educator
Sanbornville Gary Bushey Veteran & Wakefield Activist
Sandwich Jeffrey Fleischmann Sandwich activist
Somersworth Barbara Ansteth Activist
Somersworth Lorraine Eckland Secretary, Somersworth Democrats
Somersworth Jennifer Mayer Activist
Somersworth Kathleen Stone Activist
Somersworth Shirley Tracy Activist
South Hampton Mac & Marcia Odell Founder and Executive Director of WORTH Foundation
Spofford Jack Crawford Attorney and Spofford Activist
Stark Willy Cowie Stark Activist and Veteran
Stoddard Maureen Meyer Stoddard Activist
Strafford Kelli Cicirelli Small Business Owner
Strafford Elaine Grant Small Business Owner
Stratham Bill & Joan Chandler Activists
Stratham Bob & Sharon Dillon Activists
Stratham Robert Donohue Writer
Stratham Dean Merchant Former State Representative
Sullivan Hilliare Wilder Educator and Sullivan Activist
Sunapee Lucy Ahearn Activist
Surry Earl Anderson Surry Activist
Sutton Nancy Fitzgerald Sutton Town Democratic Committee Member
Tamworth Jennifer Smyth Tamworth Activist and College Student
Thornton David Palmer Thornton Activist
Tilton Daniel Jordan Tilton Democratic Town Chair
Walpole Lynda Katz Educator and Walpole Activist
Warner Elizabeth Buck Nutritionist and Activist
Weare Willis Ottery Deacon in Episcopal Church
Weare Linda Ottery Educator
Weare Sheila Rose-Switzer Special Education Teacher
Webster Jennifer Buck Chef and Activist
Webster Tricia Neville-Carey Educator and Activist
Westmoreland Sarah Bonneau Westmoreland Activist
Whitefield Bonnie Boswell Whitefield Activist
Wilton Christian Hettinger Wilton Activist
Windham Brian Smith Windham Activist
Wolfeboro Louise Graham Wolfeboro Activist