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Wednesday
Aug292012

Public Education Advocate and Claremont attorney Andru Volinsky endorses Cilley

Watch Andy's endorsement here.

 

(Manchester) Widely respected attorney and lead  counsel in the historic Claremont School District v Governor of New Hampshire case, Andru Volinsky today announced that he is endorsing Jackie Cilley's candidacy for governor. Volinsky, is currently managing attorney in New Hampshire for the 100 lawyer regional law firm Bernstein, Shur.  Andy has added his voice to growing list of Granite Staters supporting the former state senator and representative's run.

"When the legislature was paralyzed by ideology and pledge politics and wouldn't solve the crisis in state spending for education, it took people like Andy to make the state confront it,"  said Jackie Cilley, adding "No one wants to make laws by litigating, but without the willingness of the Claremont School district and the ability of people like Andy, it's hard to imagine that the legislature would have ever taken on the task of defining what an education in New Hampshire truly costs and how to pay for it."

"I am confident that Jackie Cilley will come into office with her sleeves rolled up and raring to go  We must work creatively and effectively to protect New Hampshire’s advantages, one of which is an educated population," Volinsky said. "The incoming governor must be a committed problem solver. We can’t hope to find solutions by supporting constitutional amendments or taking pledges to be ineffective. I trust Jackie to act tirelessly in New Hampshire’s best interests."

For over two decades, Volinsky has served as lead counsel in the Claremont cases, the successful constitutional challenge to New Hampshire's inadequate funding of public education. He is also a very experienced trial lawyer, recently serving as lead special counsel for the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation in its administrative prosecution of the Local Government Center.  That proceeding resulted in an Order requiring the return of over $50 million to local communities which will serve to reduce local property taxes and support the employment of teachers, firefighters and other public employees. 

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ABOUT JACKIE: Jackie Cilley is proud to have earned the support of 17,000 union households across New Hampshire for her campaign for governor. Jackie, who served in both New Hampshire's House and Senate representing Barrington, built a successful business and taught more than 2500 New Hampshire students over her 20 years as a highly respected business professor with UNH's Whittemore School for Business and Economics. A Berlin native, Sen. Cilley earned a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the Whittemore School.  Jackie and her husband Bruce have lived in Barrington for more than 20 years.  They have five sons, 12 grandchildren, and two dogs.

Tuesday
Aug282012

Claremont attorney Andru Volinsky to endorse Cilley tomorrow 

(Manchester) Widely respected attorney and lead counsel in the historic Claremont School District v Governor of New Hampshire case, Andru Volinsky will join Jackie Cilley in Manchester's historic Millyard to endorse Cilley's candidacy for Governor.

Volinsky is currently managing attorney in New Hampshire for the 100 lawyer regional law firm Bernstein, Shur.  Andy is adding his voice to growing list of Granite Staters supporting the former state senator and representative's run.

ABOUT JACKIE: Jackie Cilley is proud to have earned the support of 17,000 union households across New Hampshire for her campaign for governor. Jackie, who served in both New Hampshire's House and Senate representing Barrington, built a successful business and taught more than 2500 New Hampshire students over her 20 years as a highly respected business professor with UNH's Whittemore School for Business and Economics. A Berlin native, Sen. Cilley earned a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the Whittemore School.  Jackie and her husband Bruce have lived in Barrington for more than 20 years.  They have five sons, 12 grandchildren, and two dogs. 

 

Thursday
Aug232012

Jackie Cilley announces campaign financials 

Campaign gains momentum across the state

 

Concord – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley submitted her second financial PAC reports with the Secretary of State this afternoon in Concord. With her community-based campaign built on local donors, Jackie Cilley has raised $281,761 which includes contributions from Jackie Cilley for NH, Friends of Jackie Cilley and in-kind donations.


"The success of this campaign demonstrates one thing that has been a constant in my life – the ability to stretch a dollar. As a mother of five and a small business owner, I had to learn how to amplify a dollar or I wouldn't have been able to make ends meet. I am doing this in my campaign and will continue to do so as governor," Jackie commented.


For this reporting period, ninety five percent of supporters live in New Hampshire; 84.5% contributed $100 or less; 58% contributed $50 or less. Since Jackie announced her candidacy in February, she has been pleased with the growing momentum and support she is receiving from across the State.

Some other highlights from this period's report include:


 • August has been the best fundraising month of the campaign, with ten days left
 • The four days since the campaign's ads went on the air have been the best of the campaign
 • As of today, we have had over 500 individual donors this month
 • In the two months since our last filing, we have had more donors than during the first four months of the campaign

The five pubic polls conducted since the spring (two PPP, Rasmussen, and two UNH/Granite   State) demonstrate that Jackie can win the governor’s race in November.

 

Wednesday
Aug222012

Jackie Cilley Announces "Kitchen Cabinet"

Granite State Leaders Advise Campaign

Barrington, NH – Today, Gubernatorial Candidate Jackie Cilley announced the New Hampshire leaders who form her "Kitchen Cabinet." Individually, each has contributed distinguished service to the state of New Hampshire. Together, the team offers a wealth of Granite State knowledge and experience to Cilley's campaign for governor.

Cilley's "Kitchen Cabinet" meets regularly to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Granite State and to advise Cilley's campaign.

Announcing her advisory team, Cilley said, “I’m proud and honored to have the support of so many of our state's most experienced and talented leaders. Each of them has contributed to New Hampshire's progress in very significant ways, and together they provide me the breadth and depth of perspectives and advice I need to win this election and start moving our state forward again."

In alphabetical order, the Cabinet includes:

Clifton Below of Lebanon served as a commissioner of the NH Public Utilities Commission, 2005-2011, state senator 1998-2004 and state representative 1992-1998. He is widely admired for his vast and detailed knowledge in many areas of public policy and his ability both to craft practical solutions to complicated problems and to explain those solutions in terms everyday people can understand.

Martin Gross is now Senior Counsel to Sulloway and Hollis, the Concord law firm he joined in 1965. He served as mayor of Concord for three terms and served three New Hampshire governors in various capacities. Through his long and distinguished record of community and public service, including as architect of many pieces of landmark legislation for the state, he is known for his vast knowledge of litigation and drafting legislation.

Gary Hirshberg is one of New Hampshire's most successful and influential business leaders, renowned for building Stonyfield Farms from a seven-cow organic farming school into a major employer that supports family farms and protects the environment, with $360 million in annual sales. He is the author of Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World, about how Stonyfield and companies such as Zipcar, Whole Foods, and Timberland succeed by pursuing both sustainability and profitability.

Harry Judd (chair) is a longtime selectman in Bow and president of Accion Group, a Concord firm that advises state governments and utility companies nationwide on the use of renewable resources. Harry is a former State Consumer Advocate and Senior Assistant Attorney General.

Phil McLaughlin, Attorney General of New Hampshire, 1997-2002, practices law in Laconia. Born and raised in Nashua, the son and grandson of police officers, he has served in the U.S. Navy, the Laconia, NH city council and school board, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation board of directors, among many other distinguished positions. In recognition of his willingness to say what needs to be said, even when unpopular, in 2003 he was the recipient of the very first Loeb First Amendment Award.

David Moore, Ph.D., is an expert on public opinion and survey methodology. As a political science professor, he founded the University of New Hampshire's Survey Center. Formerly a senior editor of the Gallup Poll, he is now a senior fellow at UNH's Carsey Institute.

Katie Delahaye Paine is the founder and CEO of KDPaine & Partners LLC, a research consultancy based in Berlin, NH that provides measurement and accountability for corporations, non-profits and government agencies world wide. With a merger just last month, Katie will become Chief Marketing Officer of News Group International while remaining chairman of her firm. A pioneer and international expert in her field, she is the author of Measure What Matters (2011) and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: How to Use Data to Change the World (September 2012).

Mary Beth Walz represented Bow and Dunbarton in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, 2004-2010. A respected voice in Democratic politics in the state, Mary Beth is currently running to reclaim her seat from Liberty Alliance member JR Hoell, who sponsored bills to erode public education and increase weapons use in New Hampshire.

Rob Werner, national field director of Americans for Campaign Reform, is serving his third term on the Concord City Council, for which he chairs the Concord Energy and Environment Committee. A longtime Democratic Party activist, his expertise includes health policy, public health and campaign finance reform.

 

ABOUT JACKIE: Jackie Cilley is proud to have earned the support of nearly 17,000 union households across New Hampshire for her campaign for governor. Jackie, who served in both New Hampshire's House and Senate representing Barrington, built a successful business and taught more than 2500 New Hampshire students over her 20 years as a highly respected business professor with UNH's Whittemore School for Business and Economics. A Berlin native, Sen. Cilley earned a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the Whittemore School.  Jackie and her husband Bruce have lived in Barrington for more than 20 years.  They have five sons, 12 grandchildren, and two dogs. 

 

 

Tuesday
Aug212012

Jackie Cilley and Local Firefighters launch 6 city tour

Democratic candidate for governor and Firefighters send message stressing the importance of the middle class


BARRINGTON - Jackie Cilley will be joining the Professional Firefighter’s of New Hampshire on a trip across New Hampshire offering free meals and a message of progress to crowds in Londonderry, Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Keene, and Dover next week.

Voters across the state are invited to take this opportunity to meet Jackie, hear her vision for New Hampshire and understand the
importance of the middle class in building the economy.

Take this opportunity in a town near you to meet Jackie, and hear how she wants to strengthen the New
Hampshire economy and create good jobs. BRING A FRIEND!

•       Londonderry- Bagels and coffee at the Londonderry Town Commons from 9:00 to 10:30 on Tuesday morning, August 21st!

•       Manchester- Hot dogs, chips, and drinks at the Cohas Brook Fire Station (Station 8) 280 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, from noon to 1:30 on Tuesday, August 21st!

•       Nashua- Burgers, hot dogs, chips, condiments, and drinks at the Fields Grove at the end of Field St., Nashua from 5:00-6:30 on
Tuesday, August 21st!

•       Concord- Bagels and coffee at McKee Sq., off Clinton St Concord, from 9:00 to 10:00 on Wednesday, August 22nd!

•       Keene- Hot dogs, chips, and drinks at the Keene Gazebo, Central Square, Keene, from noon to 1:30 on Wednesday, August 22nd!

•       Dover- Hot dogs, chips, condiments, and drinks at Henry Law Park from 4:00-5:30 on Wednesday, August 22st!

ABOUT JACKIE: Jackie Cilley is proud to have earned the support of nearly 17,000 union households across New Hampshire for her campaign for governor. Jackie, who served in both New Hampshire's House and Senate representing Barrington, built a successful business and taught more than 2500 New Hampshire students over her 20 years as a highly respected business professor with UNH's Whittemore School for Business and Economics. A Berlin native, Sen. Cilley earned a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the Whittemore School.  Jackie and her husband Bruce have lived in Barrington for more than 20 years.  They have five sons, 12 grandchildren, and two dogs.