PRESS RELEASES from Kucinich for President

New Hampshire State Rep. Barbara French Joins Dozens of Community Leaders in Endorsing Kucinich

August 15, 2007

CONCORD - New Hampshire State Representative Barbara French formally endorsed Congressman Dennis Kucinich for the Democratic Nomination for President. French, currently serving her 7th term in the New Hampshire General Assembly, proudly represents residents of Merrimack County.

French endorsed Kucinich on the spot during the congressman's visit to Concord earlier today in front of reporters and supporters. "I am proud to join other community leaders in supporting Dennis Kucinich's presidential campaign," stated French. "He is the only candidate who resonates directly with voters in New Hampshire," continued French.

Kucinich campaigned today in Manchester, Concord and Plymouth where he met with hundreds of Granite State residents.



Kucinich for President
Wednesday, August 15th 2007

MANCHESTER - Democratic Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich announced the endorsements of several key New Hampshire community leaders this morning.

"I am honored to receive the support of some of New Hampshire's most respected citizens. These endorsements show the growing momentum of our campaign," stated Kucinich.

"Dennis Kucinich is the only candidate who comes closest to the values I embrace as both a Christian and citizen and applies them in the political arena. The depth of his spirituality, integrity, honesty and humanity speak deeply to me. His consistency and insistence on speaking truth to power regardless of consequences you will find in few others. When he says he has no strings attached, he has no strings attached," stated Rev. Bill Beardslee, one of the many community leaders who endorsed Kucinich this morning.

The following is a list of New Hampshire community leaders who formally endorsed Kucinich this morning:

Emmanuel Krasner, Esq.
Farmington Democratic Chairman
Appointed to Co-Chair Kucinich for President New Hampshire Finance Committee
Emmanuel 'Manny' Krasner earned his B.A. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Rutgers University. A former Assistant County Attorney for Strafford County, Mr. Krasner is now a private practice attorney in Farmington. He is also the Democratic Chairman of Farmington Township and the Town Moderator for Farmington.

Marcosa Santiago, M.D. (603) 786-2700
Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Physicians for Kucinich
A foreign medical graduate (Philippines) in 1965 and practicing since internship and residency training in Pediatrics, adult psychiatry, attained two child psychiatry fellowships from Harvard Medical School. In solo private practice working as private contractor for area mental health agencies, public and residential treatment schools. At present under contract with Dartmouth College working with the Department of Corrections, Medical and Forensic Services, at the Secure Psychiatric Unit in Concord.  Coordinator of Granite State Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP). "The GOLD STANDARD to which presidential candidates' health care plan should be measured is that of Dennis J. Kucinich. "

Rev. Bill Beardslee
Assistant Director of Interfaith Campus Ministries at Franklin Pierce University
Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Religious Leaders for Kucinich
Reverend Beardslee, a resident of Keene, is one of New Hampshire's most respected pastors. An ordained minister at the Church of United Christ, Reverend Beardslee holds a Masters of Divinity degree from the Andover Newton Theological School. He is a member of Spiritual Directors International and as a Pastoral Counselor, certified by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Reverend Beardslee is currently Assistant Director of Interfaith Campus Ministries and Club Support at Franklin Pierce University.

Patricia Newhall
Board Member, Save Our Groundwater & Former Barrington Township Selectman
Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Environmentalists for Kucinich
Voted "Barrington Citizen of the Year" and also selected "Volunteer of the Year" by the Barrington Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Newhall is one of New Hampshire's most respected community activists. She is also a former elected Barrington Township Selectman and a former elected member of the Barrington Township Board of Education. She is currently a Board of Directors member of Save Our Groundwater, a leading New Hampshire non-profit organization dedicated to protecting New Hampshire's public water.

Erazim Kohák, PhD.
Author and Professor of Philosophy
Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Authors for Kucinich
Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Dr. Kohák came to the U.S. as a displaced citizen after the Communist coup in Czechoslovakia in 1948 and soon became a U.S. citizen in 1955. Professor Kohák earned his M.A. and PhD. from Yale University. Dr. Kohák spent 35 years as a respected professor of philosophy at Boston University where he retired in 1995 as professor emeritus. Since the end of the Communist rule in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), he has taught as professor of philosophy at Charles University in Prague, where he became professor emeritus in 2003. He is now a Senior Fellow of the Philosophy Institute of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic. Erazim Kohák is the author of numerous articles and some two dozen books, both popular and philosophical, in both English and Czech, including The Embers and the Stars, The Green Halo and forthcoming National Philosophy in a Global Age. He is proud to be a registered voter in the great State of New Hampshire and a fervent supporter of Dennis Kucinich ever since the day he read his "A Prayer for America (and translated and published it in Czech).

Ruth Ann Hall, Esq.
Former Co-Director of the Stonecraft Foster House
Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Human Rights Activists for Kucinich
Having fostered many children herself, Ms. Hall is known for her advocacy work for children all over the Granite State. As a former Co-Director of the Stonecraft Foster Home in Union, Ms. Hall worked to improve the lives of hundreds of troubled teens. Ms. Hall previously served as Vice President of the Greater Wakefield Resource Center. She also served as President of the Governing Board at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes in Tamworth. Ms. Hall earned her B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and her J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord where she practiced law for over 20 years.

Guy Chichester
Former Green Party Candidate for Governor
Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Greens for Kucinich
A long-time anti-nuclear weapons proliferation activist, Mr. Chichester was a one-time candidate for governor of New Hampshire on the Green Party ticket. He resides in Rye, New Hampshire.

David Ecklein  Owner Diacad Associates (603)-786-2700
A 1959 science project (3200 vacuum tube computer "EMAG-3") facilitated entry to MIT (BSEE 1963).  After an early career with IBM, and consultation to NYC planning commission and other similar positions in the nascent computer graphics field of the 1970s, David formed his own company to develop and market DIACAD, a computer-aided design and drafting system.  Since 1978 in Rumney NH configuring and assembling custom personal computers for residents and businesses in the Rumney/Plymouth area. "Of course, I am endorsing Kucinich - who else?"

William R. Woodward
Respected Professor of Psychology, University of New Hampshire
Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Professors for Kucinich
Professor Woodward has served as a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire since 1975. He was also a member of the Peace Corps from 1961 to 1971.

Ginna Schonwald
Co-Clerk of AFSC-NH
Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Human Rights Activists for Kucinich
Ms. Schonwald is a 20+ year member of Dover Friends. She is also Co-Clerk of the American Friends Service Committee - New Hampshire Chapter. She is an active community activist, volunteering in the Dover Friendly Kitchen and Strafford County Jail. Ms. Schonwald is one of New Hampshire's leading volunteer recruitment leaders.

Mark Patnaude
Prominent New Hampshire Engineer
Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Engineers for Kucinich
Mr. Patnaude is well respected Technical Support Engineer. He earned his M.A. in Labor Economics from Northeastern University. He resides in East Kingston.

Marika Wilde
Community Activist
Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Environmentalists for Kucinich
Ms. Wilde is a respected New Hampshire community leader and activist. She has been an influential part of the Save Our Groundwater non-profit organization.

Will Hopkins  (603)536-2171
An Iraq Army Infantry Veteran decorated for valor in combat as well as multiple decorations for service retired from the NH Army National Guard 2007. A recent graduate from Plymouth State University Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Anthropology/Sociology with  masters level Marketing, and Organizational Behavior, completing Master's degree in business administration with degree certificates in the human side of enterprise and strategic marketing management by 2008. "I believe strongly that our country needs a major direction change and I have not heard any other candidate saying anything that suggests they are prepared to begin making those changes."

Will Thomas
New Hampshire Veterans for Peace
Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Veterans for Kucinich
Will Thomas is a retired high school history and civics teacher. He is a leader with New Hampshire Veterans for Peace.

Wes Flierl
Vietnam Veterans for Peace
Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Veterans for Kucinich
Mr. Flierl is one of New Hampshire most well known architects. He is also a leading member behind New Hampshire Vietnam Veterans for Peace.

Emily Schmalzer, M.D.
Leading Medical Researcher and Environmentalist
Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Environmentalists for Kucinich
Dr. Schmalzer is a respected physician with a concentration in pediatric hematology/oncology with an interest in sickle cell amenia and blood flow.  Born and raised in New Hampshire, Dr. Schmalzer has been involved in promoting recycling in the Granite State. She is married to Brentwood Selectman Victor Schmalzer.

Karolina Bodner
Retired Educator
Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Teachers for Kucinich
Ms. Bodner, a retired educator, spent 34 years as a school teacher. During that time, she helped thousands of New Hampshire school children reach their goals and dreams. She resides in Newmarket.

Pat Frisella
Poet and Community Activist.
Appointed to Co-Chair Artists for Kucinich.
Pat Frisella is a respected poet and community activist leader.

David Diamond
Psychologist and Peace Activist
Appointed to Chair Psychologists for Kucinich
David Diamond is a respected psychologist and long-time peace activist. He is leader with Seacoast Peace Response and resides in Dover.

Quentin Deming, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Professors for Kucinich
Dr. Deming is a retired academic physician. He is a professor of medicine emeritus from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Deming resides in Hanover.

Susan Schwake-Larochelle
Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Artists for Kucinich
Ms. Schwake-Larochelle is a respected artist, art gallery owner and community activist leader.