Edwards Picks Up New Support In New Hampshire
34 Grassroots Activists Announce Endorsement
CONCORD, NH - On the heels of
a trip that brought Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) from Hanover to
Hampton this weekend, thirty four grassroots activists and community leaders from around the
state announced their endorsements, joining a growing list of New Hampshire supporters.
"John Edwards is our party's best chance of beating George W. Bush in 2004,
it's that simple.
And he's the best person to lead our country," said Jon Bresler, a member of the NH
Democratic Executive Committee and Vice President of the Board of Trustees at Temple Beth
Jacob. "John Edwards knows how to win with a progressive message in a conservative state,
because he's done it before -- and he's the only one running who has."
"This is what New Hampshire is all about - meeting with voters and grassroots
winning their support face-to-face," said Edwards' NH state director Caroline McCarley. "We're
thrilled that activists and community leaders from around the state are choosing John Edwards
and are already working hard to bring their friends, neighbors, and other members of their
community on board with the campaign."
In the days before the trip, Edwards also received the endorsements of
Rep. Sharon Nordgren,
Deputy Democratic Leader in the state legislature and fifteen-year Hanover State Rep.; and
Scott Pauls, Vice Chair of the Upper Valley Democrats.
The following people announced their support for Sen. John Edwards following his trip:
Audrey Stevens of Rochester, Democratic State Committee member
Bill Smith & Kristin Phillips of Concord, Partners at Phillips-Smith Communications
Brian Cummings of Dover, local Democratic activist
Carolyn Werner of Derry, local Democratic activist
Charles Denton of Mount Vernon, Founder of DavisLane consulting
Chuck Su of Concord, local Democratic activist
Dave Gottesman of Nashua, founding partner of Gottesman & Hollis law firm
Deb Nelson of Hanover, English teacher and local Democratic activist
Denise Grady of Londonderry, local Democratic activist
Dr. Allan & Phyllis Lurvey of Stratham, local Democratic activists
George Pressley of Manchester, local Democratic activist
Glen Smith of Dublin, attorney and local Democratic activist.
Jack Buckley, former Mayor of Dover
Jeremy Mayhew of Londonderry, Founder of EarleStudios.com
Jim Babb of Swanzey, teacher at Fall Mt. Regional High School
Joan Pike of Stratham, local Democratic activist
Joe Pace of Exeter, Chairman of the Exeter Board of Selectmen
Jon Bresler of Bow, Vice-President of Board of Trustees, Temple Beth Jacob
Kevin Taylor of Milford, local Democratic activist
Lis Smith & Phil Peisch, co-chairs of Dartmouth Students for Edwards
Mary Lou Beaver of Dover, Director of the Dover Children's Center
Maureen Raiche Manning of Manchester, partner at Nixon Raiche Manning Leach.
Paul Crawford of Manchester, social worker with N.H. Catholic Charities
Paul Dionne of Derry, local Democratic activist
Ray Lundborn of Rochester, City Councilor at-large and former state rep.
Rick & Abbi Lundborn of Dover, local Democratic activists (teacher & engineer)
Ryan Dillion & Rory Fitzgerald, co-chairs of St. Anselm Students for Edwards
Shawn Monks of Londonderry, local Democratic activist
Tenley Callahan of Concord, local Democratic activist