PRESS RELEASE from Romney for President


CONTACT: Romney Press Office

September 29, 2011


Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today welcomed the support of Vermont elected officials and leaders. Romney for President also submitted the required presidential primary petition in order to appear on the state’s Republican primary ballot.
“I am proud to have the support of so many respected elected officials and leaders in Vermont,” said Mitt Romney. “I look forward to working with them to spread my pro-growth message and get America working again.”
Announcing his support, State Auditor Tom Salmon said, “Mitt Romney has a record of creating jobs as governor and has unparalleled knowledge of how the economy works from 25 years in the private sector. He is the best candidate to lead our country toward an economic recovery and that is why Vermont voters will support him.”

Vermont Elected Officials And Leaders Endorsing Mitt Romney

·         State Auditor Tom Salmon

·         Senate Minority Leader William Doyle

·         State Senator Randy Brock

·         State Senator Peg Flory

·         State Senator Vince Illuzzi

·         State Senator Kevin Mullin

·         State Representative and Former Vermont Republican Party Chairman Joe Acinapura

·         State Representative Gregory Clark

·         State Representative Howard Crawford

·         State Representative Dustin Degree

·         State Representative Eileen Dickinson

·         State Representative Peter Fagan

·         State Representative Mike Hebert

·         State Representative Robert Helm

·         State Representative Robert Lewis

·         State Representative Linda Myers

·         State Representative Gerald Reis

·         State Representative Vicki Strong

·         Wendy Wilton; Former State Senator and Rutland City Treasurer

·         Steve Larabee; Former State Representative and former Vermont Republican Party Chairman

·         Thomas Lauzon; Barre Mayor

·         Chris Roy; Former Republican Candidate for Secretary of State

·         Tim Haywood; Chief of Staff to former Governor Jim Douglas

·         Jim Barnett; Former Vermont Republican Party Chairman

·         Jack Lindley; Former Vermont Republican Party Chairman

·         Allen Martin; Former Vermont Republican Party Chairman

·         Bradford Broyles; Rutland County Republican Chair

·         Ken Copp; Essex County Republican Chair

·         Dr. Bill Minsinger; Orange County Republican Chair

·         Dan Riley; Bennington County Republican Chair

·         Hugh Tallman; Lamoille County Republican Chair

·         Leo Valliere; Washington County Republican Chair and former State Representative

·         Chuck Wilton; Rutland County Republican Finance Chair

·         Lenny Barclay; Londonderry Town Republican Chair

·         Don Bostic; Saint Johnsbury Town GOP Chair and former State Representative

·         Del Cook; Brandon Town Republican Chair

·         Lawrence Daley; Peru Town Republican Chair

·         Joe DeFreitas; Bethel Town Republican Chair

·         Dawn Hill-Fleury; Essex Town Republican Chair

·         Cliff King; East Montpelier Town Republican Chair

·         Bruce Lonergan; Bennington Town Republican Chair

·         Eric Osgood; Johnson Town Republican Chair

·         Mike Lannon; Rutland City Republican Chair

·         Don Trachte; Sandgate Town GOP Chair

·         Harry Jay; Williamstown Town GOP Chair

·         Patricia Morale; Secretary of the Pittsford Town Republican Party

·         John Kleinhans; Former Vermont College Republican President

·         Buddy and Jackie Barnett; State Central Committee

·         Marilyn Childs; State Central Committee

·         Ron Meroli; State Central Committee

·         Bob and Pat Nowak; State Central Committee

·         Ann Valliere; State Central Committee

·         John and Carol Wu; State Central Committee

·         Lynn Lindley; Montpelier City Committee

·         J. Paul Giuliani; Montpelier City Committee

·         Michael Bertrand; Volunteer Vermont Counsel, Romney for President, Inc.

·         Darcie Johnston; Johnston Consulting, Inc.

·         Mark Snelling; President of Snelling Center for Government

·         Rick Cochran

·         Jack and Kim Kane