For Immediate Release:
October 16, 2015

Jim Gilmore Names State Senator Sam Cataldo Head of his New Hampshire Campaign

Former Virginia Gov. Speaks at New Hampshire Housing Summit Today

MANCHESTER, NH -- Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, making his 11th trip to the Granite State in his campaign to become the Republican nominee for President, today announced that State Sen. Sam Cataldo, a respected Republican leader and an Air Force Veteran, will be the New Hampshire State Chairman of Gilmore for America.

"I am honored to have Sen. Cataldo leading our efforts to build a grassroots campaign in New Hampshire," Gilmore said.   "We believe New Hampshire is one of the keys to becoming the Republican nominee and having the leadership of Sam Cataldo is an essential step in that direction."

"I am proud to support Gov. Gilmore, not only because he will bring a strong and steady hand back to our country but because he understands the issues that New Hampshire voters consider vital," Sen. Cataldo said.

"As governor, Jim Gilmore, knew how to cut taxes, he chaired a commission on domestic terrorism and he led Virginia through the terrible day of 9/11 and beyond.   He is a veteran and as a fellow veteran, I am proud to say, Gov. Gilmore is our man for the challenges and opportunities ahead," Cataldo declared.

Gilmore announced the Cataldo appointment today while he was attending a housing summit at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester.  The summit, which will run from 8 a.m. 5 p.m., is sponsored by the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families and the Bipartisan Policy Center.

The appointment of Cataldo is a significant step for Gilmore, who entered the Republican race just three months ago and is just beginning to attract the attention of the voters.  The Gilmore campaign's plan is to bypass the Iowa caucuses and focus on the early primary states like New Hampshire, South Carolina and Virginia.

Cataldo, who represents the Farmington area, is a retired nuclear engineer, a businessman and a former commercial pilot.  He is a member of the National Rifle Association and shares Gilmore's concerns about what the lack of leadership of the Obama Administration has done to the U.S. economy and America's standing in the world.

Contact: Dan Kreske