Thompson-Organization, New Hampshire
revised July 20, 2008
FRIENDS OF FRED
Headquarters: 23 West Webster Street, Manchester, NH
(announced Sept. 19,
Member of the 2007-08 NH Republican Executive Committee and acting
City chair. In fall 2006 Christoffersen served as volunteer
manager for Nancy Wall, the Republican state Senate Candidate from
(announced Sept. 13,
Previously coalitions director on Rudy Giuliani's New Hampshire primary
campaign. Field director for Victory New Hampshire, a network of
conservative groups promoting lower taxes, less government and strong
Managed the field operation and GOTV effort for Frank Guinta's upset
for mayor of Manchester in 2005. NH Citizens for a Sound
Deputy campaign manager/field on Forbes 2000 New Hampshire primary
Executive director of New England Right to Work Committee.
coordinator on Pat Buchanan's 1992 campaign. B.S. in political
business and philosophy from Indiana Wesleyan University.
(announced Sept. 19, 2007)
has nearly 30 years of experience in Republican campaigns and with the
New Hampshire Republican Party. Joined Pierce Atwood
in 2004. Previously president of Cahill Communications, a firm
provided strategic public affairs, marketing communications and public
relations services to a variety of corporate, small business,
and individual clients throughout the country. A media advisor to
McCain for President in 2000. New Hampshire state director for
Alexander for President in 1996. Communications director in New
for the Bush for President '88 campaign and was also active in the Bush
'92 presidential campaign. Served on the New Hampshire Executive
Council from 1984-86, and as member of the New Hampshire House of
(announced Oct. 24,
President of The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, a
free market think tank, since Jan. 2003. Worked on Bruce Keough's
2002 gubernatorial campaign and John Sununu's 2002 Senate
A regional political director at the Republican National Committee,
Executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party from
Degrees in American history from The College of William and Mary and
University of New Hampshire.
COO of Jefferson
Group since Sept. 2006. Executive Vice President of Chesapeake
a government relations consulting firm. Chief of Staff to Sen.
Murkowski of Alaska. Previously chief of staff to Sen. Fred
and to Sen. William Cohen of Maine, and a speechwriter for Sen. Charles
Percy of Illinois. National campaign manager for Elizabeth Dole's
presidential campaign in 1999. Senior vice president and chief
officer for the Baltimore Orioles major league baseball team.
of government and public affairs for the International Paper Company in
Maine. Associate director of public relations for the University
of Chicago. A reporter for the Miami Herald and reporter and
writer for the Wilmington News-Journal. Served in the Peace
A.B. from Brown University and M.S. in journalism from Columbia
also, at one point,
Phil Caparso, Kevin Conroy, Barry Kelley
County Chairs (announced
Oct. 25, 2007)
Belknap - Joseph McCormack of
steel company executive and the former chairman of the Coalition of New
Carroll - Linda Teagan of North
Conway, former Justice Department and FCC attorney,
State Representative in Massachusetts. She currently serves as
of the Carroll County Republican Committee and is the former co-chair
the Mount Washington Valley Area Republican Committee.
Cheshire - Kate Day of Spofford.
Formerly a chemist and environmental specialist, she
her career to raise her children and is very active in a variety of
roles in her community.
Coos - Bill Stebbins, Jr. of
English teacher at Colebrook Academy who is also serving as the
Town Librarian and the Director of the Bremer Pond Memorial Library.
in his community, he is a past President of the New Hampshire Guides
Grafton - Harrison Sonntag of
came from Tennessee to Dartmouth College as a student-athlete in 2004.
After a serious knee injury ended his athletic career, he began to
on politics and government with the Dartmouth Young Republicans and the
conservative student journal, the Dartmouth Beacon.
Hillsborough - David Alukonis of
Hudson, a former seven-term New Hampshire State
and current chairman of the Hudson School Board.
Merrimack - Jim Lupien of
veteran of the United States Air Force, a former New Hampshire State
a past Chairman of the Derry Taxpayers Association, and owner of the
Moose Creamery, a small business located in Concord.
Rockingham - April Mason of
former New Hampshire State Representative who has a business background
in the medical equipment sector. She also serves on the board of
for Portsmouth Christian Academy in Dover.
Strafford - Carolyn Geiler of
long-time Republican Party activist who has extensive grassroots
experience and has worked as a volunteer for several presidential
She is also active with a variety of non-profit organizations in the
Sullivan - Spec Bowers of
Mills, a software
and founding partner of Nashoba Systems software design firm. Bowers is
the owner and operator of Georges Mills Cottages in the Lake Sunapee
area and has been actively involved with several state and national
Veterans Chairman - David J. Kenney
(announced Oct. 23,
Currently a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve; served in a variety of
active duty roles from 1975-79. An advisor on veterans’ affairs to
New Hampshire Congressmen Jeb Bradley and Charlie Bass and worked for
for Bush in 2000.
Veterans Co-Chair - Lieutenant
Eugene Pawlik (announced Nov. 6, 2007)
Students for Fred (announced
Nov. 14, 2007)
Chair Harrison Sonntag, Dartmouth College
Co-Chair Ryan Eickmeier, New England
Former Ambassador Gerry Carmen of
(mentioned as chairman,
ultimately did not take that role; McCain campaign announced him as
chair on Oct. 23, 2007) Retired real estate developer.
New Castle for two terms in the House then ran unsuccessfully against
state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark (D) in 2006. Ran Wayne Semprini's
unsuccessful campaign against incumbent state Sen. Burt Cohen (D) of
Castle in 2000. He has served as the Deputy Under Secretary at
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). After the
1980 election, Hughes was named as a senior advisor on the Reagan
Team. Served in the White House under President Gerald R.
U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
||Former state Rep. Dan Hughes
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