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(page updated October 20, 2015)   

announced campaign July 30, 2015
see also:  pro-Gilmore super PAC.

Paid Advisor  Boyd Marcus

Veteran Virginia consultant.  President of Marcus Consulting LLC.  Principal at Marcus & Allen for about 20 years until his endorsement of Terry McAuliffe in Aug. 2013.  Led Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling's campaign for governor until his withdrawal in Nov. 2012.  Chief of staff to Gov. Gilmore, 1998-2001; led Gilmore's 1997 campaign for governor focusing on the car tax.  Ran Jim Miller's campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate against Ollie North in 1994.  Ran J. Marshall Coleman's upset campaign for the Republican nomination for governor in 1989.  Thomas J. Bliley Jr.'s campaign for Congress.  Has known Gilmore since "he and Gilmore were Young Republicans together at the University of Virginia" in the 1970s  (See.  R.H. Melton.  "This Family's Circle Is Va. Politics."  The Washington Post, Jan. 13, 1998).

Dan Kreske

Consultant to Gilmore at USA Secure from March 2003; chief of operations at Gilmore Global Group, LLC from June 2009; consultant to Gilmore at the Free Congress Foundation from Jan. 2010.  Started with Gilmore in Aug. 1998.  Studied at Cal State University Fresno.


Chair  State Sen. Sam Cataldo

(announced Oct. 16, 2015)  Represents District 6, the Farmington area, first elected in 2012; previously served four terms in the NH House.  Retired nuclear engineer, a businessman and a former commercial pilot.  U.S. Air Force veteran.  Graduate of Lowell Tech and Northeastern University.

State Coordinator  Anne Smith

(announced Oct. 20, 2015)  President of The Policy Agency, LLC, a Bedford based consulting firm, since April 1996.  Executive director of the Independent Business Council of New Hampshire, Oct. 2013-Dec. 2014.  President of the U.S. Baltic Foundation, 1998-99.  Deputy director and professional staff member at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, June 1988-Dec. 1995.  M.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University, 1990; B.A. in political science from Frostburg State University.


Kristin N. Power

(ea. Sept. 2015)  Co-owner of K Squared Marketing, a public relations and marketing agency in Mount Pleasant, SC.  Power has nearly 15 years of experience in marketing, public relations, fundraising, brand development, community relations and special events.  Development director for Windwood Farm & Family Services, 2010 -14.  Prior to living in Charleston, Power was an account executive with GolinHarris, an international marketing and public relations agency in Atlanta.  B.S. degree from Georgia Southern University.  Resident of Daniel Island, SC. 

See Also:  David A. Fahrenthold.  "Campaigns start too early?  Well, not Jim Gilmore's."  The Washington Post, Sept. 7, 2015.