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Hassan Announces Four Campaign Co-Chairs

Senator Jackie Cilley, Bill Shaheen, Kathy Sullivan and Sean O’Kane to Co-Chair Hassan for Governor


MANCHESTER – Democratic candidate for Governor Maggie Hassan announced that Senator Jackie Cilley, Bill Shaheen, Kathy Sullivan and businessman Sean O’Kane will serve as co-chairs of her campaign for Governor.

Former gubernatorial candidate, Senator Jackie Cilley, announced her endorsement of Senator Maggie Hassan on Thursday and agreed to round out the Hassan team of four Campaign Co-Chairs. Senator Cilley's background experience in business and as an adjunct professor of the Whittemore School of Business at UNH, coupled with her growing up in the north country, brings a different perspective to the team. At the Democratic Unity Breakfast last week, Senator Cilley remarked that “We must bring all our energy, our passion and our drive to support Maggie Hassan and to stop Ovide Lamontagne from getting to the Governor’s office."

O’Kane is the former commissioner of the state’s Department of Resources and Economic Development, appointed by Republican Governor Craig Benson, and a political independent. He is now an executive at Schneider Electric.

“Many issues facing our state are extremely complex.  Full, open and thoughtful discussion is critical beyond simple political ideology to reach good decisions,” O’Kane, said. “I think this is a crucial quality of a good political leader, who is ultimately accountable to all the citizens of the state and not just a sliver of the population.  Maggie more than meets this standard.”

As a state Senator, Hassan worked with Governor Lynch and Republicans and Democrats on important efforts, including creating the research-and-development tax credit; creating a job training fund that has served 14,000 people at hundreds of companies; and cutting the state’s dropout rate.

“There is a clear choice in this election, and so much at stake for the people of New Hampshire.  As Governor, Maggie will move New Hampshire forward with an innovation plan that will help our businesses grow so that our families can succeed – and she will do it without a sales or income tax,” said Bill Shaheen. “In the State Senate, Maggie worked with Governor Lynch to get things done for the people of New Hampshire, and that is exactly what she will do as Governor.”

 “We can continue in the direction of Gov. John Lynch, bringing people together to move New Hampshire forward, or we can go in the direction of Speaker Bill O’Brien and the current legislature, where the needs of middle-class families take a backseat to an extreme social agenda,” said Kathy Sullivan. “In Ovide Lamontagne’s New Hampshire, abortion would be illegal, even for victims of rape and incest, and doctors and women would be criminals. Creationism could be taught in our schools. And the state would get to prevent loving couples from marrying.”  

 “I am honored to have Senator Jackie Cilley, Bill Shaheen, Kathy Sullivan and Sean O’Kane serve as Co-Chairs of my campaign for Governor. I look forward to working with them during my campaign for Governor,” said Hassan.


Romney Campaign Announces New Hampshire Steering Committee

Manchester, NH – Today, Romney for President announced its New Hampshire Steering Committee made up of over 130 individuals from over 100 towns throughout all ten of New Hampshire’s counties. President Obama’s failed economic policies and his raid of Medicare to pay for ObamaCare have not helped middle-class families struggling in this terrible Obama economy. The residents of the Granite State are demanding a change.

"We are excited to announce the New Hampshire Steering Committee for Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan,” said U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte. “The campaign's message of prosperity, limited government, and real solutions for our country's biggest problems is resonating here in the Granite State. Through the leadership of our steering committee, America's Comeback Team will be supported by many of our state's leaders from all counties and walks of life, including small business owners, members of law enforcement, veterans, and elected officials.”

State Chair

Senator Kelly Ayotte

State Co Chairs

Senator Judd Gregg

Congressman Charlie Bass

Congressman Frank Guinta

Governor John H Sununu

Senator John E Sununu


Belknap County

Senator Jeannie Forrester

Jan and Alan Glassman

Hon. Fran Wendelboe

Sheriff Craig Wiggin


Carroll County

Senator Jeb Bradley

Beverly Bruce

Representative Gene Chandler

Sheriff Chris Connelly

Tom Dewhurst

Representative Joe Fleck

Henry Mock


Cheshire County

Bill Beauregard

Juliana  Bergeron

Hon. Tom Eaton

Sheriff  Dick Foote

Hon. Peter Heed

Hon. Steve Pelkey

Ambassador Joseph and Augusta Petrone

Representative Smokey Smith


Coos County

Senator John Gallus

Steve Griffin

Hon. Bing Judd

Sheriff Jerry Marcou

Scott Mason

Representative John Tholl


Grafton County

Councilor Ray Burton

Sheriff Doug and Barbara Dutile

Nancy Merrill

Hon. Rick St. Hilaire

Robb Thomson

Tom Thomson


Hillsborough County

Rich Ashooh

Senator Peter Bragdon

Senator Tom DeBlois

Representative Shawn Doherty

Valerie  Earnshaw

Scott Earnshaw

Liz Feren

Ben Gamache

Representative Laura Gandia

Mayor Ted Gatsas

Lisa Hansen

Sheriff  Jim Hardy

Hon. Carol Holden

Jennifer Horn

Cliff Hurst

Representative Will Infantine

Representative Shawn Jasper

Senator Gary Lambert

Ed Lecius

Alderman Joe Kelly Levasseur

Senator Jim Luther

Gordon MacDonald

Shannon McGinley

                Jim Merrill

Maureen Mooney

Hon. Toni Pappas

Representative Andy Peterson

Hon. Pam Price

Chuck Rolecek

Representative Carl Seidel

Representative Pete Silva

John Stephen

Harold Turner

Councilor Ray Wieczorek

Hon. Sandra Ziehm


Merrimack County

Bruce Berke

Senator David Boutin

Peter Burger

Hon. Mark Derby

Mike DiBitetto

Hon. Chuck Douglas

Committeeman Steve Duprey

Mike Eaton

Hon. Tony Giunta

Sheriff Scott Hilliard

Mayor Ken Merrifield

Betsy Miller

Lt. Col. Mike Moffett

Scott Murray

Tom Rath

Representative Molly Sanborn

Hon. Peter Spaulding

Councilor Daniel St. Hiliare

David Vicinanzo


Rockingham County

Senator Jack Barnes

Hon. Sandy Buck

Ambassador Gerry Carmen

Senator Sharon Carson

Hon. Jim Coburn

Sheriff Mike Downing

Representative Marilinda Garcia

Ruth Griffin

Representative  Mary Griffin

Jeff Hatch

Mike Hickey

George Kassas

Hon. Bob Letourneau

Jim MacEachern

Sean Mahoney

Chairman Wayne McDonald

Senator Chuck Morse

Representative Chris Nevins

Norm Olsen

Senator Russell Prescott

Senator Jim Rausch

Hon. Jim Reams

Stella Scamman

Hon. Doug Scamman

Senator Nancy Stiles

Councilor Christopher Sununu

Mark and Sharon Sykas

Hon. Donna Sytek

Chris Wolfe


Strafford County

Fergus Cullen

Hon. Ed Dupont

Jackie Eastwood

Senator Fenton Groen

Jack Kimball

Hon. George Lovejoy

Matt Mayberry

Michael McClurken


Sullivan County

Ernie Bridge

Senator Bob Odell

Sheriff Mike Prozzo

Representative Bev Roedeschin


Hassan Builds Field Staff 

I have some very exciting new to share!

This week, Maggie’s team grew again; we added four field organizers to Team Hassan.  Brandi, Jessie, Mary Ellen, and Zack will be working day and night with our strong volunteer force to spread Maggie’s message to every corner of the state. 

Matt, with your continued help, these staff will be working around the clock to make phone calls, put up yard signs, hold house parties, and talk to voters door-to-door.


Will you help them get Maggie’s message out throughout the summer and fall?

$5.00 will buy clipboards for our organizers to use when going door-to-door.

$39.99 buys one cell phone to make calls to undecided voters in New Hampshire.

$212.00 covers the cost of enough yard signs for one town in New Hampshire.

The summer is almost half-way over and we are working harder and longer every day.  We have 61 days left until the primary and Maggie and our staff will be working every one of those days to make sure we have a Governor who will lead New Hampshire forward.  

Matt, will you help us by making a contribution of what you can afford today?

Thank you.

Matt Burgess
Campaign Manager



Maggie Hassan Announces Veteran Democratic Activist Lenore Patton as Grassroots Co-Chair

MANCHESTER, NH – Maggie Hassan for Governor today announced longtime Democratic activist and former Rockingham County Democratic Chair Lenore Patton as one of the campaign’s Grassroots Co-Chairs.  Patton joins State Representative Jennifer Daler of Temple, Pat Morris of Manchester and Chaz Proulx of Raymond as Hassan Grassroots Co-Chairs.

“Lenore has been a powerhouse organizer in Rockingham County for years and I’m thrilled to have her on board our campaign,” said Hassan.  “Our campaign continues to build strong grassroots support every day and every week.  This is what it takes to win in New Hampshire.”

“Maggie is the exactly the kind of leader we need in the Governor’s office,” said Patton. “She is running an energetic grassroots campaign to move New Hampshire forward and give every middle class family the opportunity to succeed. I’m proud to join her campaign as a Grassroots Co-Chair and look forward to helping her win in September and November.”

Hassan’s campaign has continued building momentum over the past months, breaking a fundraising record for a first time gubernatorial candidate with nearly $700,000 raised.  She recently earned the support of the Teamsters Local 633 and Communications Workers of America Local 1400 – her sixth and seventh labor endorsements. Hassan also has the support of EMILY’s List and the Women’s Campaign Fund.  




Ovide for Governor Announces Veterans Leadership Team & Coalition

Campaign also releases over 100 members of Veterans for Ovide

Manchester, NH - Demonstrating strong and growing grassroots support from the state’s veterans community, the Ovide for Governor campaign today released its Veterans for Ovide steering committee and the names of over 100 veterans who have joined the coalition to date.

Veterans for Ovide is chaired by retired Air Force Major Griffin Dalianis, past Chairman of the State Veterans Advisory Committee and a longtime advocate for disabled veterans.  Joining Major Dalianis as co-chairs are Corporal Jack Barnes, U.S. Army, retired, Commander John Roller, U.S. Navy, retired, Sergeant Kent Nolan, U.S. Air Force, Captain Lynne Ferrari-Blankenbeker, U.S. Navy and Jim Adams, U.S. Navy E-5, retired. 

Discussing her reasons for supporting Ovide, coalition co-chair Rep. Lynne Ferrari-Blankenbecker said, “When I returned from my tour as a Navy nurse in Afghanistan earlier this year, Ovide was among the first to welcome me home. Since my return we have had a number of conversations about veteran's issues in our state and it is obvious to me he understands the needs of our community.  Ovide is my choice for Governor because I know he respects and values New Hampshire's veterans, he is a perfect choice to be the Commander in Chief of New Hampshire's State military.”

Co-chair John Roller added, “As a retired veteran, impeccable character and a commitment to fiscal conservatism are important to me when deciding which candidates to back.  I support Ovide because he not only has these characteristics but he has also shown himself to be genuinely concerned with the welfare of servicemembers and military families across New Hampshire.” 

The Veterans for Ovide coalition is comprised of active and retired servicemembers of every branch of the military and includes residents of every county in the state.

“I am honored and humbled to have the support of so many veterans across the Granite State and am excited to be announcing this coalition on Independence Day,” said Lamontagne.  “They have served and sacrificed to protect this state and our country and we are forever in their debt.  As Governor, I will be a tireless advocate for the state’s veteran community and will ensure we honor our commitments to them.”

Below is a list of coalition members, organized alphabetically by last name.

James Adams USN E-5 Pittsfield
Henry Ahern USAF Sergeant Plymouth
Bob Allard Air Natl Guard Sergeant Portsmouth
Brett Balise USMC E-4 Moltonboro
Sen. Jack Barnes US Army Corporal Raymond
Emile Beaulieu USAF Sr. Master Sergeant Goffstown
Dr. Andy Benoit US Army Private First Class Hancock
Rep. Lynne Ferrari-Blankenbeker USN Captain Concord
Rep. Regina Birdsell USN Yeoman 1st Class Hampstead
Carolyn Boland US Army 1st Lieutenant Hancock
Leigh Bosse USAF 1st. Lieutenant Hillsborough
Rep. Lester Bradley USMC SSG Thornton
Richard Brown US Army Sergeant Moltonboro
Peter Burdett USN Commander Bow
John Byron US Army E-6 Epping
Alan Cail USN E-5 Manchester
Joseph H. Cartwright USAF Captain Alstead
Paul Casaletto USAF Airman 1st Class Deering
Rep. John Cebrowski USMC Captain Bedford
Louis Cizmadia USN Seaman Windham
Dan Clancy USAF Major Weare
Jarvis Coffin USMC 1st. Lieutenant Hancock
Sam Cohen US Army E-5 Concord
Rep. William Condra USN Chf. Petty Officer Wilton
Ed Coughlin US Army Spec 4th Hancock
Bruce Couturier USN Petty Officer Deering
John Courturier USN BME Goffstown
James Cowan III USMC Captain Deering
Cheri Cywinski USN Yeoman 2nd Class Nashua
Dr. Griffin Dalianis USAF Major Nashua
Romeo Danais US Army Specialist 4th Class Nottingham
Dave Dalrymple US Army Spc. 4th Class Salem
Sen. Tom DeBlois US Army Corporal Manchester
Jerry Delemus USMC Sergeant Rochester
Sam DeYoung USAF Prvt. Fist Class Swanzey
Jim Donini USN EM - 1 Pittsfield
Rep. Dan Donovan US Army Private Deering
Don Duhamel USAF/Army Master Sergeant Manchester
Royce Elkins USAF Sergeant Pittsfield
Ted Faller USN Lieutenant Center Harbor
Joe Fegan US Army E-4 Center Harbor
George Fellendorf USN Seamen Appentice Keene
Charles Finefrock Jr. USN Seaman Manchester
John W. Flanders USN Seaman Kingston
Robert C. Flanders USMC Reserve Sergeant Henniker
James Foote USN Petty Officer 3rd Class Hampstead
Desmond M. Ford USMC Private First Class Hancock
Ray Fournier USN E-5 Hillsborough
Steve Forster US Army SF Captain Henniker
Rep. Bob Fredette US Army Sergeant Major E-9 Hillsborough
Jeff Frost USMC Captain Manchester
Gary A. Gahan USMC Corporal Merrimack
Bob Giuda USMC Captain Warner
Rep. Brandon Giuda USN Captain Chichester
William Goldthwaite USAF Master Sergeant Goffstown
Craig Graham US Army SSG Pelham
John Graham USArmy Lt. Col Bedford
Mark T. Groves USMC Gunnery Sergeant Derry
Rep. Bart Hardwick US Army E-5 Francestown
Rep. Ken Hawkins USMC E-5 Bedford
Mike Hayes US Army E-5 Plymouth
Ray Hayes USAF Tech.Sergeant Milford
Rep. Dick Hinch USN Petty Officer Merrimack
Larry Johnson USAF Airman 1st Class Francestown
Bill Joransen USN Captain Nashua
Robert Kell US Army Private Hancock
George Kidd USAF Airman 1st Class Hancock
Jack Kimball USN E-5 Dover
John Kroehler, Jr. USAF Captain Manchester
Arthur Krueger USAF Captain Hillsborough
Derek MacMillen Kittredge USAF Sergeant Rochester
Bill Miller USN HM -3 Pittsfield
Richard LaFlamme US Army MSgt. Frankln
Cheryl LeBrun US Army Captain Loudon
Rep. Don LeBrun USMC/USArmy USM Gunnery Srgt. Nashua
Gerard Leduc USN Petty Officer 3rd Class Pittsfield
Paul Lapage US Army E-7 Epsom
Samuel K. Lessey USAF Brg. General Hancock
Eric J. Letendre US Army Lieutenant Colonel Concord
Rick Levasseur USAF E-4 Hudson
Rep. Mark Lindsley USMCR MSgt. Henniker
Tony Marino USAF Airman 2nd Class Pembroke
Donald McGillicuddy USMC Corporal Meredith
Brain McNulty USMC/USA E-6 Henniker
Vincent Milano Sr. US Army E-6 Epping
Vincent Milano US Army E-4 Epping
Walt Morse US Army E-5 Hillsborough
Fred Murphy USN SOG - 3 Hillsborough
Jim Nash USN E-6 Henniker
Chris Nevins USAF Lt. Col. Hampton
Jack Neylon USN Petty Officer 1st.class Littleton
Kent Nolan USAF Sergeant Goffstown
John M. Potucek USAF Staff Sergeant Derry
Roger Racette USAF SSG Hillsborough
Frank Reczkowski US Army Sergeant Candia
John Roller USN Commander Hooksett
David E. Sherman USMC Major New Boston
Howard Sherman USAF Lt. Col Hancock
Nahida Sherman USAF Col. Hancock
Roy Shoults Sr. US Army Private Manchester
Ron Silva USN Petty Officer 3rd Class New Boston
Walter Stiles USMC Staff Sergeant Manchester
Prescott Towle USA Sergeant Epsom
Merrill J. Shepard US Army Spc. 4th Class Weare
Brian Stacey USN E-3 Manchester
R. James Steiner US Army Major Concord
Paul J. St. Pierre USMC Reserve 1st. Lieutenant Jaffrey
Jorge Mesa-Tejada USMC Sergeant Hampstead
Jon Tollman USAF E-5 Moltonboro
Jim Twombly USAF Lt. Col. Rochester
John Vattes USMC PFC Manchester
Robert Verdonck US Army Sergeant E-5 Wolfboro
Kenneth D. Wargo USMC PFC New Boston

Note: Use of military rank and job titles does not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense or any department thereof.