Rudy Giuliani-Organization, New Hampshire
updated December 27, 2007

RUDY GIULIANI PRESIDENTIAL EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE, INC.  [Filed papers with New York State on Nov. 10, 2006 and with the FEC on Nov. 20, 2006]
Headquarters: 1850 Elm Street, Manchester.    ...official office opening May 4, 2007
Office: 40 Bridge Street, Portsmouth   ...opening announced Aug. 6, 2007
Office: Nashua  ...opening announced Dec. 19, 2007
Chairman Wayne Semprini
(announced by the exploratory committee on Jan. 29, 2007)  Immediate past chairman of the NH Republican State Committee; elected March 25, 2006, served through Jan. 2007.  Owner of Northeast Surgical Supply.  Ran for State Senate against Sen. Burt Cohen (Dist. 24) in 2000, losing by 383 votes.  From New Castle; longtime town moderator.
Executive Director Jennifer Hallowell
(announced May 9, 2007)  Executive director of the Indiana Republican Party in 2006.  Directed Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi's 2006 re-election campaign, which was the only Republican countywide victory in Indianapolis that year.  Vice president of new market development for Angie’s List, 2005.  Director of political strategy for Mitch Daniels’ successful 2004 gubernatorial campaign.  Political director of the Indiana Republican Party.  From 1995-2000, Hallowell worked for Indiana Congressman David McIntosh in various fundraising and political capacities including deputy campaign manager for his unsuccessful 2000 gubernatorial bid and campaign manager for his successful 1998 congressional campaign.
Political Director David Tille
Outreach director for Congressman Jeb Bradley.  Field director on Bradley's 2002 congressional campaign in NH's 1st CD, after managing Portsmouth businessman Sean Mahoney's primary campaign.  State coordinator for Sen. Bob Smith.  Co-field director on Ovide Lamontagne for Governor in 1996.  Executive director of the NH Republican Party in the early 1990s.  B.A. in political science, economics and international administration from New England College.  Interned at Pete duPont's headquarters in Manchester during the 1988 New Hampshire primary.
Political Director Albert Ribeiro
(started as political director in Connecticut; announced July 3, 2007)  Worked for Jamestown Associates, a political and media consulting firm, in Washington, DC as the director of operations and media buyer, and then a vice-president in the firm.  Has worked for campaigns in seven states for all levels of government.
Field Director David Chesley
(initially a field staffer; succeeded Misty Haungs who was moved to political director in Delaware)  Grassroots and coalitions director on U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass' unsuccessful 2006 re-election campaign.
Regional Field Director and Youth and College Outreach Coordinator Jeff Semprini
Unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2004.  Son of former state party chairman Wayne Semprini.

Field Staff
(Landin, Conroy and Chesley reported May 10, 2007 by John DiStaso, Granite Status)

Taylor Landin - "a former staff assistant to Texas Sen. John Cornyn and a Republican National Committee staffer"

Kevin Conroy - "a staffer with former Connecticut U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons"

Megan Robertson

Chris McDonald

Dan Auger

Catherine Hirko
Portsmouth Jim Wieczorek
Son of Executive Councilor and former Manchester Mayor Ray Wieczorek.
Communications Director Jeff Grappone
(announced July 12, 2007)  Prior to joining the campaign Grappone served as press secretary to U.S. Sen. John Sununu starting 2005; he joined Sununu’s staff in 2003.  Worked for U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass in Washington, DC and as a field representative on Bass’s successful 2002 reelection. Grappone was a reporter for the Concord Monitor.  He also has experience working as a field manager for the New Hampshire Republican State Committee and on President George W. Bush’s 2000 primary campaign in New Hampshire.  Graduate of Georgetown University.  Native of New Hampshire.
New Hampshire State Co-Chairman Raymond Wieczorek
(announced April 26, 2007)  Since 2002, Ray Wieczorek has served on the New Hampshire Executive Council representing District 4.  He served five terms as Mayor of Manchester from 1989-2000 and also served as a Republican National Committeeman.  Mr. Wieczorek founded Wieczorek Insurance, an insurance and financial services company.
New Hampshire State Co-Chairman Douglas Scamman
(announced April 26, 2007)  Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1986-90 and 2004-06; served twenty-four years in the New Hampshire House from 1969-90 and 2004-06.  Gov. Stephen Merrill's Budget Director from 1993-96.  Also served as Stratham Town Moderator, Auditor, and as School Board Moderator and School Board Member.
New Hampshire State Co-Chairman Tom Christo
(announced April 26, 2007)  Attorney.  Finance Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee from 1991-92.  A candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1990.
New Hampshire State Co-Chairwoman Georgi Hippauf
(announced April 26, 2007)  Served two terms as Vice Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee from 1993-97.  President of the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women from 1991-92.   Commissioner of the New Hampshire American French Canadian Cultural Exchange Commission from 1997-2004 and Chairman of the State Commission on the Status of Women from 1989 to 91.
New Hampshire State Co-Chairman Mayor Frank Guinta
(announced Nov. 24, 2007)   Elected Mayor of Manchester in Nov. 2005; re-elected Nov. 2007.  Elected Ward 3 Alderman in 2001 and served two terms.  Elected to the New Hampshire Legislature in 2000 and served two terms.  B.A in politics and philosophy from Assumption College in Worcester, Mass.; also a Masters degree in intellectual property from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH.
New Hampshire Honorary Co-Chairs Ambassador Joseph Petrone and his wife Augusta 
(announced Nov. 16, 2007)  Joseph Petrone served as the United States Permanent Representative to the European Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva from 1987-89.  Since 1970 he has been involved in farming, owning, and managing commercial and residential real estate and private investments in Iowa.  Petrone served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1970; he was an Army officer during three wars – World War II, Korea and Vietnam, served as a White House aide during President Dwight Eisenhower’s administration, and was the Assistant Military Attaché at the American Embassy in Paris.  Graduated from West Point in 1944 and received a P.S.C. in 1957 from the British Staff College.  Petrone served in 1984 as Chairman of the Reagan-Bush Iowa veteran’s coalition.  Augusta Petrone served as Co-Chairman of the 1984 Reagan-Bush campaign in Iowa.
New Hampshire Advisor and National Finance Team Bill Zeliff
(announced April 26, 2007)  Innkeeper and small business owner.  Ran for governor in 1996.  Former U.S. Representative Bill Zeliff, represented New Hampshire's 1st CD from 1991-97 (elected in 1990 and re-elected in 1992 and 1994).  Sales and marketing manager; consumer products division, E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., 1959-76.  Connecticut National Guard, 1958-64; United States Army Reserve.  B.S. from University of Connecticut in Storrs, 1959.

More Supporters**

Chair - Tony Romano
Co-Chair - Debra Shea

Chair - Rep. Carolyn Brown

Chair - Sam DeYoung
Co-Chair - Rep. Susan Emerson
Co-Chair - Ellen DeYoung

Chair - Mayor Bob Danderson

Chair - Jim Rubens
Co-Chair - Jim Buttolph 

Chair - Mark Carter
Co-Chair - Rep. Russell Day

Chair - Jim O'Brien
Co-Chair - Mark Aldrich
Co-Chair - Andrew Richardson

Chair - Sam Cataldo

Chair - Marc Hathaway
Chair - Greg Stowell

Co-Chair - Marty Bove
Co-Chair - Ellen Christo
Co-Chair - Sheila Francouer 
Co-Chair - Steve Jerome

NEW HAMPSHIRE TOWN CHAIRMEN (announced April 26, 2007)
Alton, Sarah Duffy

Andover, Sean Cox

Atkinson, Joe Gammon

Bedford, Laura Ramos

Bedford, Bonnie Stewart

Bethlehem and Littleton, Jean Doolan

Chester, Dr. Hank Wagner

Concord, Carol Carlisle

Concord, Mary Jane Colton

Concord, Tim Sheedy

Concord, Mark Vandendyke

Danville, Steve Burns

Dover, Brian Fruh

Dover, Albert Johnston

Dunbarton, Mert Mann

Durham, Bill Hunt

Epsom, Shannon & Tom Reid

Franklin, Scott Malloch

Grantham, Jon Barker

Greenfield, Philip Grisafi

Greenland, Tony Raizes

Hampstead, Matt Murphy

Hampton, Kate and Cliff Pratt

Hampton Falls, Jude Augusta

Hollis, Nathan Michaels

Jefferson, Tim Noyes

Kingston, Kate Bossi

Laconia, Charles Bradley

Lebanon, Richard Lee

Lee, Jason Belodoff

Litchfield, Kevin Smith

Manchester, Joe Dion

Manchester, Gunter Schneiderat

Manchester, Bob Steiner

Manchester, Chris Thompson

Meredith, Lt. Colonel Richard Juve

Nashua, Al Sewell

New Hampton, Marge Romano

Newfields, Paul Quintal

North Hampton, Jeff Hiatt

North Hampton, Valerie Plouffe

Pelham, Louis Cardello 

Peterborough, Jim Borsari

Plaistow, Marie Sapienza

Portsmouth, John Connors

Portsmouth, Jack Kane

Rindge, Justin Pare

Rochester, Fred Leonard

Rochester, Jeff McAdams

Salem, Pat Hardgraves

Salem, Tom Linehan

Seabrook, Missy Janvrin

Stratham, Allison Scamman

West Lebanon, Richard Lee

Wilmot, Connie Aldrich

Windham, Rich Florino

Wolfeboro, Bob Crossley


House Deputy Republican Leader David Hess (Hooksett)  11/26/07
House Republican Whip Stephen Stepanek (Amherst)  10/28/07
Rep. Carolyn Brown (North Conway) 04/26/07
Rep. Russell Day (Goffstown)  04/26/07
Rep. Susan Emerson (Rindge)  04/26/07
Rep. Frank Emiro (Londonderry)  04/26/07
Rep. Roger Wells (Hampstead)  04/26/07

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS LEADERS (announced April 26, 2007; expanded announcement Aug. 3, 2007)
Joseph Simeone, Rockingham County, Veterans State Chair

Paul Halvorsen, Merrimack County Veterans Chair and Town Chair

Christopher Ager, Hillsborough County, Veterans Co-Chair

John Deady Jr., Hillsborough County, Veterans Co-Chair

Rep. John Graham, Hillsborough County, Veterans Co-Chair

Roland Patnode, Strafford County, Veterans State Co-Chair

Richard Juve, Belknap County

John Neylon, Coos County

Ginny Deady, Hillsborough County

Richard Angwin, Merrimack County

Ken Sheffert, Rockingham County

Chris Christoploulos, Grafton County, First Responder State Chair

Norman Skantze, Grafton County, First Responder County Chair

Stephen L'Heureux, Merrimack County, First Responder County Chair

Christopher LeClaire, Rockingham County, First Responder County Chair

James Devine, Rockingham County, First Responder Coalition, Town Chair and State Rep

Peter Morency Coos Law Enforcement State Chair

Brian Valerino, Coos County, Law Enforcement County Chair

Norm Daigneault, Grafton County, Law Enforcement County Chair

Dennis MacKay, Grafton County, Law Enforcement County Chair

Omer Beaudoin, Hillsborough Law Enforcement County Chair and Town Chair

Philip Consentino Rockingham Law Enforcement County Chair

Shane Bernier Strafford Law Enforcement County Chair

Brad Russ, Rockingham County, Law Enforcement Coalitions Co-Chair

Jeff Czarnec, Hillsborough County, Law Enforcement Coalition

NEW HAMPSHIRE SPORTSMEN LEADERS  (announced April 26, 2007)
Ron Vars, Rockingham County, Sportsmen State Chair

Chris Shoppmeyer, Rockingham County, Sportsmen Coalition and Town Chair

Chris Ferris, Hillsborough County, Sportsmen County Chair

Ken Sheffert, Rockingham County, Sportsmen County Chair

NEW HAMPSHIRE SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS  (announced April 26, 2007; expanded announcement Aug. 28, 2007)
Greg Stowell, Sullivan County, Small Business State Chair

Mike Gallante, Carroll County, Small Business County Chair   **

Jay McCarthy, Rockingham County, Small Business County Chair

Al Letizio, Rockingham County, Small Business County Chair and Town Chair

NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN LEADERS   (announced April 26, 2007)
Jan Face Glassman, Belknap County, Women's County Chair

Marti Danderson, Coos County, Women's County Chair

Barbara Barrett Merrimack County, Women's County Chair

Wendy Stanley Jones, Strafford Women's State Co-Chair  **

Rhona Charbonneau, Hillsborough County

Paulette Semprini, Rockingham County

**See Philip Elliott.  "Giuliani releases list of supporters, but not all are fans."  The Associated Press, April 30, 2007.

More Endorsements
announced Oct. 8, 2007
Rhona Charbonneau - Longtime small business owner in Hudson.  Hillsborough County Commissioner, elected in 1996 served until 2007.  Chair of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee from 1989-93.  Elected to the State Senate in 1984 and served until 1990.  Member of the NH House of Representatives.

announced Oct. 9, 2007
New Hampshire Taxpayers For Rudy Leadership Team
"group includes families, small business owners, senior citizens and young professionals."

announced Oct. 28, 2007
House Republican Whip Stephen Stepanek - resident of Amherst, serving his third term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.  Has served as an Amherst selectman.  Was president and principal at Hampshire Paper Corporation in Milford.

announced Nov. 26, 2007
House Deputy Republican Leader David Hess - from Hooksett; has served eight terms as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Hess has also served for nearly 20 years as the School District Moderator in Hooksett, and has served on the town’s Budget Committee and was once its Legal Counsel.  He was an Assistant Attorney General during the gubernatorial administration of Meldrim Thomson, Jr..  Hess is a Vietnam-era veteran of the Air Force.

announced Nov. 30, 2007
former New Hampshire Senate President Arthur Klemm Jr. - a Windham resident, was elected in 1988 for his first of four terms representing the people of Windham, Pelham and Salem in the NH House of Representatives.  In 1998, he was elected to represent Windham, Salem, Pelham and Atkinson in the State Senate; he served as President of the New Hampshire Senate, 2000-02.  A small businessman since 1979.

announced Dec. 1, 2007
The New Hampshire Troopers Association - founded in 1990 to ensure the best possible working conditions for the non-commissioned members of the New Hampshire State Police. The group also supports numerous charities and provides assistance to the families of fallen police officers.

former June/July 2007 the campaign sent Haungs to Delaware to serve as political director
Field Director Misty Haungs
Legislative correspondent for U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg.  Worked on Republican's NH Victory campaign in the Concord office in 2004.  Graduate of University of New Hampshire, 2004.

...announced on Sept. 13, 2007 as political director of Fred Thompson's NH campaign
Coalitions Director Chris Wood
Most recently field director for Victory New Hampshire, a network of conservative groups promoting lower taxes, less government and strong defense.  Managed the field operation and GOTV effort for Frank Guinta's upset campaign for mayor of Manchester in 2005.  NH Citizens for a Sound Economy. Deputy campaign manager/field on Forbes 2000 New Hampshire primary campaign.  Executive director of New England Right to Work Committee.  Volunteer coordinator on Pat Buchanan's 1992 campaign.  B.S. in political science, business and philosophy from Indiana Wesleyan University.
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