CONTACT: Romney Press Office

October 13, 2011


Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced the support of Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed and former Congressman George Nethercutt.
“I am honored to have the support of Sam Reed and George Nethercutt,” said Mitt Romney. “They are committed public servants who share my vision for getting our country back to work. I am glad to have them behind my campaign and my efforts to defeat President Obama in 2012.”
Announcing his support, Sam Reed said, “Washington voters are looking for a leader who will get our fiscal house in order and put unemployed Americans back to work. In this field of candidates, Mitt Romney stands out as not only the most experienced, but also our best chance to take back the White House.”
“President Obama’s fiscal recklessness has failed to get millions of Americans back to work,” said George Nethercutt. “Our country needs a leader who will offer solutions, not empty rhetoric. Mitt Romney understands how the economy works and how to create jobs. He has the experience to prove it. I am proud to support him.”   
Background On Sam Reed And George Nethercutt:
Sam Reed Has Served As Washington’s Secretary Of State Since 2000. Previously, he was elected Thurston County Auditor. He also served as Assistant Secretary of State and Director of the Urban Affairs Commission and the Constitutional Reform Commission. From 2005 to 2007, Reed was an advisor to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
George Nethercutt Represented Washington’s 5th Congressional District In The U.S. House Of Representatives From 1995 To 2005. He served on the House Committee on Appropriations. In 2005, President George W. Bush appointed Nethercutt as U.S. Chairman of the Permanent Joint Board on Defense-U.S./Canada. Prior to entering Congress, he worked in the U.S. Senate and practiced law. The founder and chairman of the George Nethercutt Foundation, he is active with several community service organizations.