PRESS RELEASE from Roemer 2012 Exploratory Committee

July 18, 2011

Governor Buddy Roemer to Make Major Announcement Thursday in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Former Republican Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer today announced that he will be residing in New Hampshire for the next few months as he prepares for a widely-anticipated announcement this Thursday in the “Live Free or Die” State.

“I am looking forward to meeting, and listening to, the great people of New Hampshire over the next few months. America needs a President who is free to lead now more than ever.”

Governor Roemer served four terms in the United States Congress from 1981-1988 and was Louisiana Governor from 1988-1992. During his tenure, he enacted reforms that cut unemployment by approximately half, balanced the state budget every year, linked teachers’ pay to performance, established education accountability standards, confronted public unions, and signed sweeping campaign finance reform legislation.

Since leaving public office, Governor Roemer has served as founder, president and CEO of Business First Bank, a business community bank that did not take bailout money from the federal government. Governor Roemer lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife, Scarlett, and is the father of three children. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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