Former New Hampshire Republican Chair Endorses Giuliani

Manchester, NH – The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee today announced that Rhona Charbonneau, former Chair of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, has endorsed Mayor Rudy Giuliani for President. Charbonneau also represented Hudson and surrounding communities as a member of the New Hampshire Senate and House of Representatives.

“Rudy will be a great leader for our country and the Republican Party,” said Charbonneau. “He is the only candidate in the race who is in a position to change the electoral map next year – and help our Party retain control of the White House. Rudy knows that our real opponents in this race are the Democrats – not fellow Republicans.”

Wayne Semprini, Giuliani’s New Hampshire Chairman, added, “Rhona understands New Hampshire politics as well as anyone. Her endorsement of Mayor Giuliani reflects deep and growing support that Rudy has here in the Granite State.” Like Charbonneau, Semprini also is a former state GOP Chair.

About Rhona Charbonneau:

Charbonneau, a Hudson resident, has spent much of her life serving her local community, county and state. As Chair of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee from 1989 – 1993, Charbonneau helped lead the Republican Party to victories at the state and federal levels.

Charbonneau was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing the people of Hudson and Pelham, before her election to the State Senate in 1984. She served in the Senate until 1990, representing Hudson, Pelham, Londonderry and Litchfield. Charbonneau rose to the rank of Senate Vice President in 1989. In 1996 voters elected Charbonneau to serve as a Hillsborough County Commissioner, a post she held until 2007.

In addition to her considerable record of public service, Charbonneau is a longtime small business owner in Hudson.

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