PRESS RELEASE from John McCain 2008


For Immediate Release
 Contact: Press Office
Friday, December 7, 2007

MANCHESTER, NH -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced the New Hampshire Business Leaders for McCain Coalition. The coalition will advise John McCain on issues impacting the Granite State's business community. New Hampshire businessman Jim Burke will chair the coalition on behalf of John McCain's candidacy.

"John McCain values and understands the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners that is vital to New Hampshire's economic growth and prosperity," explained Jim Burke. "Unlike any other candidate, John McCain will fight to reform the burdensome government regulations and keep Washington off the back and out of the wallets of small businesses. John McCain has a proven record as a common sense, fiscal conservative and as president he will keep America on the path of economic prosperity."

John McCain thanked the coalition for its support, stating, "This coalition will be critical to providing advice on the challenges facing the New Hampshire businesses. I commend these leaders for their contributions to New Hampshire's economy and their communities, and I am proud to have their support."


Jim Burke -- Founder, Burke Advertising, Bedford

Frank Bettencourt -- President, Van Otis Chocolates, Manchester
Stephen Duprey -- Owner, Foxfire Property Management Inc, Concord
Kevin Johnston -- President, Sunrise Foods, Brentwood
Jayne Millerick -- President, Marcucci Consulting, Bow
Kurt Swenson -- Chairman of the Board, Swenson Granite, Concord; President and CEO, Rock of Ages Corporation

Richard Badger -- Senior Partner, Badger Realty, North Conway
Wayne Barrows -- Owner and Branch Manager, First Metropolitan Mortgage, Portsmouth
Phil Bean -- Owner, Bean Insurance Agency, Hampton
Al Bloomquist -- Executive Vice President, Oxxford Information Technology, Contoocook
Jeremy Bradshaw -- Owner, Pro Edge Realty, Rochester
Sen. Peter Bragdon -- Publisher, The Milford Observer, Milford
Peter Burdett -- Senior Financial Adviser, Merrill Lynch, Manchester
Merle Burke -- Owner, Burke Painting, Bartlett
Harold Burns -- Owner, Burns Insurance, Whitefield
Packy Campbell -- Owner, RSA Realty, Rochester
Karen Cervantes -- Co-Owner, Harrison Insurance Agency, Lebanon
Vincent Colella -- Owner, VPC LLC (Real Estate Management Company), Portsmouth
Chris Cooper -- Account Planner, Burke Advertising, Bedford
Thomas Decoster -- Residential Property Manager & Financial Planner, Greenland
Dave Delorey -- Managing Director, Delorey Consulting Group, Nashua
Shari A Demers -- Owner, Yankee Building Movers, LLC, Chichester
Michael Donovan -- President, Donovan Consulting, Windham
Paul Eja -- Owner, Pauly's Pockets, Durham
Keith & Elizabeth Farrar -- Owners, Lobo Construction, Ossipee
Laurence Fuller -- Retired Business Executive, Grantham
Sen. John Gallus -- Principle Broker, Gallus & Green Realtors, Berlin
Chris Goodnow -- Owner, Goodnow Real Estate Service, Salem
Sandi & Fred Hoffmeister -- Owners, Maria Atwood Inn, Franklin
Dan Hughes -- President, DM Hughes Inc, Portsmouth
Rep. Karen Hutchinson -- President, Blue Eagle Realty, Londonderry
George D. Infanti -- Owner, Milford Paint & Wallpaper, Milford; Owner, George Management LLC, Amherst
Jim Jalbert -- Owner, C&J Trailways, Dover
Mike Johnston -- President, Garlic Guard/Super Natural Gardener, Exeter
Jack Kelley -- Founder, Kelley Seacoast Realty, Portsmouth
Steve Lewis -- Founder, SLI Consulting, Salem
John Lumbard -- Partner, Lumbard Investment Counseling LLC, Hollis
Ken MacGrath -- President, Core Compliance Testing Services LLC, Hudson
Allen MacNeil -- Owner, Bug-Munk Boxes, Plymouth
Chris Maeda -- Owner, Maeda Consulting LLC, Salem
Thomas Markey -- Owner, Markey's Lobster Pound, Seabrook
John Moffatt -- President, Analytic Systems Corp, Hopkinton
Thomas Moran -- Owner, Jump Start Manufacturing, Nashua
Mike Odea -- CEO, Surveillance Technology, North Andover, MA (Bedford resident)
Sean Owen -- President, wedu Advertising & Marketing Agency, Manchester; President, Pr inter's Square, Manchester
Alison & Keith Raymond -- Owners, Claremont Glassworks, Claremont
Butch Ricci -- President, Ricci Construction Company, Portsmouth
Douglas J Robbins -- Investment Manager, Concord
Rey Salinas -- Owner, Real Estate Boston, Boston, MA (Manchester resident)
Brad Schwoerer -- Owner, Computer Troubleshooters of Merrimack, Merrimack
Brian Silfies -- Owner, One 2 One Brian's Fitness LLC, Concord
Dee Silfies -- Partner, D. Silfies & Company LLC, Concord
Raymond Simoneau -- Owner, Leda Lanes, Nashua
Shawn Spooner -- President, Sunapee Coach LLC, Bradford
Peter Stanhope -- Principal, The Stanhope Group, Portsmouth &a mp; Goffstown
Timothy Sweeney -- Sales Executive, Telequip Corporation, Salem
Rod Vansciver -- Former Owner, TimberTech Company, Hooksett; Member, eCoast Angel Investment Group, Portsmouth
Jim Walker -- Co-Owner, Harrison Insurance Agency, Lebanon
Rep. Kevin Waterhouse -- Owner, Waterhouse's Country Store, Windham
Greg Whalen -- President, Seaboard-Whalen Real Estate Management Inc, Portsmouth
Paul Young -- Co-Founder, Calypso Communications, Portsmouth
Karl Zahn -- Owner, K.M. Zahn & Sons Transportation, Milford

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