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|Press Release - Newt 2012 Announces North Carolina Leadership Team|
|December 14, 2011|
|Former NC GOP Chairman Tom Fetzer to Head Up Gingrich's Efforts in Tar Heel State
Atlanta, GA - Today Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich announced the Newt 2012 leadership team in North Carolina. Leading Gingrich's efforts in the Tar Heel state are former NC GOP Chairman Tom Fetzer, Kieran Shanahan, and Karen Rotterman.
"North Carolina will be a key state in the Republican primary process and a crucial battleground state in the fall of 2012," said Gingrich. "The members of our North Carolina team have been tremendous conservative leaders in their state."
Gingrich concluded, "I look forward to working with our North Carolina team in the months and year ahead as we work to create real change in America."
Serving as Chairman for Mr. Gingrich's North Carolina efforts will be Tom Fetzer, former Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party. Fetzer was one of the principle architects of the campaign that restored Republican majorities to the North Carolina House and Senate for the first time since 1870. He is a former Mayor of Raleigh -- winning an election hailed by the Wall Street Journal as "the most impressive reform victory in the country" that year. During his tenure in office, Raleigh was named America's #1 City for Business by Money Magazine and the #1 place to live in America by Fortune Magazine.
A lifelong Republican, Kieran served four elected terms on the Raleigh City Council and was a delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City. He serves on the East Carolina University Board of Trustees and is a member of the Centennial Authority. Mr. Shanahan is a Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina and served on the Board of Trustees of Bennett College for Women. He also serves as Chairman of the N.C. Property Rights Coalition.
|Citation: Newt Gingrich: "Press Release - Newt 2012 Announces North Carolina Leadership Team", December 14, 2011. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=98202.|
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