For Immediate Release:
Thursday, September 17, 2015
MORRISTOWN, NJ - Today, Assistant Majority Leader for the House of Representatives Steve Schmidt (R-Wolfeboro) and former Mayor of Somersworth Matt Spencer announced their endorsement of Governor Chris Christie for President. These two key leaders have a long history of public service in their respective communities and have played major roles in New Hampshire politics.
Schmidt, a key member of leadership in the New Hampshire House of Representatives stated, "Governor Christie demonstrated true leadership in the debate last night. He has the right balance of humor and gravitas that makes him the right man at the right time, and I am proud to endorse him."
Spencer, a member of the Coast Guard for twenty years and a former member of the Executive Committee for the New Hampshire Municipal Association, cited Christie's appearance at his 22nd town hall meeting in New Hampshire as a reason for his support stating, "After seeing Governor Christie at a town hall meeting in Dover and watching him on stage at the Reagan Library last night, he confirmed for me that he is the best prepared to lead our nation as President. As a former Mayor and as a veteran, I know that Governor Christie has the backbone to be honest with the American people about the tough solutions to our problems."
Assistant Majority Leader Schmidt and Former Mayor Spencer join the growing list of New Hampshire Republican leaders supporting Chris Christie for President including: former New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald, former Executive Councilor and Nashua Mayor Bernie Streeter, former US Attorney and Executive Councilor Tom Colantuono, Merrimack County Sheriff Scott Hilliard, Concord City Mayor Pro Tem and former Executive Councilor Dan St. Hilaire, Rockingham County Commissioner Tom Tombarello, Rockingham County Commissioner Kevin Coyle, business leader Dick Anagnost, business leader Bill Greiner, State Representative David Danielson, State Representative Susan Emerson, State Representative Bill Ohm, State Representative Don LeBrun, State Representative Betsy McKinney, State Representative Jack Balcom, State Representative Jim Devine, former Employment Security Commissioner Richard Brothers, former New Hampshire Republican Party Treasurer Robert Scott, former Grafton County Republican Committee Chairman Paul Simard, former State Representative Elaine Swinford, former State Representative Dennis Reed, former State Representative Karen Hutchinson, former Meredith Selectman and Conservative activist Hillary Seeger, former Contoocook Valley Republican Vice Chairman and Conservative activist Donna Marzullo, Nashua Republican Party activists Paul and Barbara Clark, Concord Republican Party activist Valery Mitchell, Concord Republican Party Treasurer Jim McConaha, Salem Republican Party Secretary Lisa Withrow.