ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT,
ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE, INC. (formed Jan. 3, 2007)
THE COMMONWEALTH PAC (2006 election cycle)
Headquarters: 359 Elm Street, Manchester ...Tagg Romney officially opened on March 24, 2007
Office: Parade Mall, 195 Hanover Street, Portsmouth ...Ann Romney at grand opening on Oct. 10, 2007
|Political Director||Jamie Burnett|
|Field Director||Kristy Stuart|
Mike Hamilton - Came to the Romney campaign from Public Opinion Strategies, the Republican polling firm based in Alexandria, VA, where he was a project director during the 2006 election cycle; started at POS as a research assistant in 2003. Graduate of Dartmouth College, 2003. Originally from the Boston area.
Thomas DeRosa - (started in June 2007) Prior to joining the Romney campaign, DeRosa served as the New Hampshire field director for George Pataki’s 21st Century Freedom PAC. A field coordinator on Executive Councilor Ray Wieczorek's 2006 re-election and on Frank Guinta’s successful campaign for Mayor of Manchester in 2005. Chairman of the New Hampshire College Republicans in 2006-07 and a 2007 graduate of Saint Anselm College.
Matthew Suermann - (joined the campaign in June 2007) Graduate of The Catholic University of America, 2007. Interned in the Washington, D.C., office of Sen. John E. Sununu (R-NH) from Jan.-May 2007. Interned in the Manchester, NH field office of Bush-Cheney '04 in Summer 2004. Originally from Bedford, New Hampshire.
Greg Koepke - (started as a field representative for Sullivan and Cheshire Counties in June 2007) Koepke joined the campaign in Jan. 2007; he worked in Operations in the national headquarters in Boston, where he was responsible for recruiting volunteers and securing police escorts for every city Gov. Romney visited. Koepke moved to Boston from California. In 2006, he worked for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reelection effort in San Diego, Covina and Palm Desert. He worked on several local and state campaigns and was active with his local GOP. Graduate of San Diego State University (SDSU).
Tyler Brown - (field
representative for Hillsborough County) Previously served as communications
director for U.S. Representative Thelma Drake (VA-02). Started with
Rep. Drake in 2005 as a staff assistant, and worked his way up to become
a legislative correspondent, then press secretary. In 2006, he took
a leave of absence from her office to serve as the political director for
her re-election campaign. B.A. in government and economics from the
University of Virginia in 2003. Originally from Charlottesville,
|Coalitions Director||Will Wrobleski|
|Information Director||Jonathan Page|
|Communications Director||Craig Stevens|
|Office Manager||Kristen Van Horn|
|College Coordinator||Lauren Daigle|
|Senior Advisor||Tom Rath|
U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg - (announced Oct. 29, 2007) Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992 and currently serving his third term. Previously served two terms as Governor of New Hampshire, 1989-93; four terms as U.S. Representative for New Hampshire's 2nd CD, 1981-89; and one term as Executive Councilor for New Hampshire's Council District 5, 1979-81. Partner in the law firm of Sullivan, Gregg and Horton in Nashua. A.B. from Columbia University, 1969; J.D. in 1972 from Boston University Law School in 1972 and L.L.M. in tax law in 1975. New Hampshire native; resident of Rye Beach.
New Hampshire Leadership Team County
(announced March 1, 2007)
Sheriff Dan Collis
County Commissioner Toni Pappas
Romney Legislative Leadership Team (40 legislators; announced Dec. 27, 2007)
New Hampshire Attorneys Leadership Team Steering Committee (announced Sept. 10, 2007)
Small Business (as of Aug. 27, 2007)
New Hampshire Veterans Leadership Team
(41 veterans representing all ten counties in the State;
July 5, 2007)
Chair: Mike Moffett, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps
New Hampshire Women's Leadership Team
(109 women representing all ten counties in the State; announced
July 2, 2007)
Co-Chairs: Nancy Dwight, Lyme; Carol Holden, Amherst; Jane Keough, Dublin; Betty Maiola, Newport; and Sharon Sykas, Stratham.
New Hampshire Students for Romney
(11 campus chairs announced
March 23, 2007)
(University Of New Hampshire) switched to Huckabee;
Ralph M. Crossen (New England College); Katie Dangel (Southern New Hampshire
University); Robyn Dangora (Saint Anselm College);
Christopher DuPuy (Southern New Hampshire University); Garret Ean (New
Hampshire Technical Institute); Anthony Estevez (Daniel Webster College);
Taylor Frazao (Franklin Pierce College); Zachary Irish (Colby-Sawyer College);
Emily O'Neil (University Of New Hampshire); Sean Smith (Dartmouth College).
New Hampshire Statewide Finance Committee
(announced April 24, 2007)
Jackie Eastwood (Durham) - Founder and CEO of TissueLink Medical Inc. in Dover, NH. Now retired, she provided executive leadership for 30 years from the start up and led multi-national medical device companies. She was the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2004 for New England and finalist for NH High Tech Council Entrepreneur of the Year 2006.
Gary Levy (Portsmouth) - Portsmouth businessman and Newmarket resident. He has served on the Governor's Efficiency Committee and holds a seat on the Pease Development Authority Board.
Karl Norwood (Amherst) - President of NAI Norwood Group. He is the past chairman of the State Republican Finance Committee. He also serves on the Elliot Hospital Board of Trustees and is a Director of Amoskeag Industries.
Rob Prunier (Hollis) - A principal of a commercial construction business and has been politically involved in New Hampshire for many years. He also serves as Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Nashua, on the Committee at St. Joseph Hospital and at Bishop Guertin High School. He is a member of the Nashua Rotary West and lives in New Hampshire with his wife and four children.
Michael Kane (Newcastle) - A principal of The Kane Company, the seacoast region's leading commercial real estate brokerage services company founded in 1981. He began working on political campaigns when he helped with Ronald Reagan's primary bid. Kane has worked on behalf of many campaigns including Steve Forbes and Senator John Sununu.
David Vicinanzo (Concord) - A partner with Nixon Peabody LLP, a national law firm with an office in Manchester. A long-time federal prosecutor, he was formerly the first Assistant U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire. Vicinanzo, his wife Mary and their children live in Concord.
Robert A. Cruess (Amherst) - President
and CEO of TFMoran Inc., an engineering firm in Bedford, NH. He serves
on numerous boards and committees, including the NH Board of Professional
Engineers, a director of Hampshire First Bank, and is a commissioner of
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. In 2006,
The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce named Cruess "Small Business
Person of the Year."
endorsement of former state Sen. Bob Flanders (reported by Granite Status, March 29, 2007)
From Antrim; Flanders represented District 7, but was defeated in Nov. 2006.
endorsement of former
state Sen. Tom Eaton (announced April 3, 2007)
A resident of Keene, Eaton served in the State Senate from 1999 to 2006 and was State Senate President from 2002-05; defeated in Nov. 2006.
endorsement of Ovide Lamontagne
(announced April 25, 2007)
Manchester attorney; shareholder with the regional law firm of Devine, Millimet and Branch. Republican nominee for Governor in 1996. Chairman of the New Hampshire State Board of Education, 1993-96. Legal counsel to the New Hampshire State Senate in 1991. J.D., University of Wyoming College of Law, 1985. B.A., Catholic University of America, 1979.
endorsement of Sen. Bob
Letourneau (announced May 17, 2007)
Elected to represent Derry in the State Senate in 2004. Previously a four-term member of the NH House of Representatives, where he served as Assistant Majority Leader. Letourneau is the Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Interstate Cooperation Committee.
endorsement of former
state Sen. Chuck Morse (announced July 12, 2007)
President and owner of Freshwater Farms in Atkinson for the past 20 years. Republican nominee for Executive Council – District 3 in 2006. Served in the State Senate from 2002-06, as a State Representative for Salem and Windham from 1998 to 2002, and as a Town Selectman from 1996-98. A Town Moderator since 2000. Degree in business management from Plymouth State University. Grew up in Salem and lives there with his wife Susan their daughter Emma.
endorsement of anti-tax
advocate Tom Thomson (announced Oct. 4, 2007)
Tom Thomson and his family own and operate the 2,400 acre Thomson Family Tree Farm in Orford, New Hampshire. Thomson served in the National Guard after high school. Son of the late New Hampshire Governor Mel Thomson Jr.,
endorsement of House
Minority Leader Michael Whalley (reported Dec. 21, 2007)
|Coalitions Director||Scott Scheid|
Dan Collis (Laconia) Sheriff, Belknap County; Chairman Law Enforcement for Bush 2004
Wayne Coull (Laconia) Acting County Attorney, Belknap County
George Twigg, III (Gilmanton)
Eric Letendre (Tuftonboro) Principal, Shannon Investments
Shane McKinney (Conway) Caroll County co-chairman, Bush 2004
Betsey Patten (Moultonborough) State Representative; Former Carroll County GOP Chair
Marge Webster (Wolfeboro)
Commissioner, Carroll County
Peter Heed (Westmoreland) Former N.H. Attorney General
Bruce Keough (Dublin)
Steering Committee Chairman, Former State Senator & 2002 GOP gubernatorial
Bing Judd (Pittsburg) County Commissioner, Coos County
Beno Lamontagne (Colebrook) Chairman, Coos County Economic Development Corp.
Nancy Dwight (Lyme) Former Executive Director, National Republican Congressional Committee
Don Dwight (Lyme) Former Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Steve Panagoulis (Plymouth) Former County Commissioner; Grafton County
Tom Boucher (Bedford) Former Chairman, N.H. Lodging & Restaurant Association
Bryson Cook (Bedford) Branch Manager, Smith Barney
Craig Donais (Bedford) Former N.H. Assistant Attorney General
Scott Earnshaw (Bedford) President, New Hampshire Traditional Marriage and Family Institute
Kevin Gage (Nashua) Former Alderman, City of Nashua
Will Infantine (Manchester) State Representative
Doug Kruse (Manchester) School Board, City of Manchester
Jim Merrill (Manchester) Chairman, The Commonwealth PAC-NH; Grassroots Co-chair, NH Bush-Cheney 2004
Claira Monier (Goffstown) Executive Director; N.H. Housing Finance Authority
Kent Nolan (Goffstown) School Board member, Town of Goffstown
Karl Norwood (Bedford) Principal, Norwood Realty Group
German Ortiz (Bedford) Member, Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs
Pam Price (Nashua) State Representative; House Majority Whip
Siobhan Tautkus (Manchester) Former Staff Member, Office of Governor Steve Merrill & Alderman Candidate, Manchester
Jim Tollner (Nashua)
Alderman At-Large, City of Nashua
Liz Feren (Hooksett) Former Hooksett GOP Chair
Tony Guinta (Franklin) Former Mayor, City of Franklin
Gordon MacDonald (Concord) Former Campaign Director, Gordon Humphrey for Governor
Ken Merrifield (Franklin) City Councilor, City of Franklin
Lt.Col. Mike Moffett (Concord) Lt. Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves; Professor, NH. Technical Institute
Jim Rivers (Concord) Senior Aide to NH House Speaker; Former Press Secretary, Governor Stephen Merrill
David Vicinanzo (Concord) Former 1st Assistant U.S. Attorney, New Hampshire
Dick Wennerberg (Hopkinton) Merrimack County co-chair, Bush-Cheney 2004
Judy Wennerberg (Hopkinton) Merrimack County co-chair, Bush-Cheney 2004
Sherilyn Young (Concord) Former legislative counsel, Governor Judd Gregg & former board member, USNH
Mary Griffin (Windham) State Representative, Deputy Majority Whip
George Kassas (Derry) Founder & Exec. V.P., Cedar Point Communications
Tom Laporte (Chester) Chair, Attorneys for Bush-Cheney 2004 & Member, Chester Budget Committee
Gary Levy (Portsmouth) Commonwealth PAC-NH Finance Chairman; President, State Street Discount
Dan Linehan (Danville) Sheriff, Rockingham County
Patricia Mahoney (Rye) NH GOP Chair, Town of Rye
Paul Needham (Derry) Former Chairman, Derry Town Council
Ray Pinard (Deerfield) Principal, Monticello Group; Former Chairman, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce; 2004 Bush-Cheney Small Business Chairman
Jim Reams (Hampton) County Attorney, Rockingham County
John Sangenario (Hampton) Town Chair, Bush-Cheney 2004
Jeanne Sangenario (Hampton) Town Chair, Bush-Cheney 2004
Mark Sykas (Stratham) Town Chair, Bush-Cheney 2004
Sharon Sykas (Stratham) Past President, Seacoast Federation of Republican Women
Chris Wolfe (Derry) Former NH GOP Chairman, Town of Derry
George Lovejoy (Barrington) Former State Senator & Co-Founder, Granite State Taxpayers
Barbara Russell (Dover) NH Bush-Cheney Campaign Co-Chair 2000; Former Vice Chair, NH Republican Party
Gene Savage (Barrington) Former Vice Chancellor, Univ. System of New Hampshire (USNH)
Paul Smith (Farmington) Former State Representative
Betty Maiola (Newport) Select Board member, Town of Newport
|Chairman of The Commonwealth PAC NH||Jim Merrill|
|Political Director and Spokesperson (National)||Julie Teer|
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