Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Senior Keene City Councilman Randy Filiault Endorses John Kerry
Builds on Kerry’s Cheshire County Support

December 15, 2003

For Immediate Release
Manchester, NH –

Keene City Councilman of 12 years Randy Filiault has endorsed John Kerry for President. Filiault is supporting Kerry because of his foreign policy and national security experience and his ability to take on George Bush toe-to-toe on the issues that will define this election.

Filiault is the senior member of the Keene City Council and serves as the Chairman of the Finance and Personnel Committees. He served four years in the Navy, both at the end of Vietnam and on a nuclear submarine after the war. Filiault has been married for twenty five years and owns the Railroad Tavern in Keene.
Joining Filiault in his endorsement of Kerry is Hinsdale Selectman Robert Johnson. Johnson is an experienced retired school teacher and is supporting Kerry because of his distinguished record and his vision for America’s role in the world.

Johnson has served on the Hinsdale Board of Selectman for three years. Before retiring, he taught biology, physics, astronomy and chemistry for 33 years. Johnson is also the secretary and treasurer of the Keene Local VFW 4234.

John Kerry said “I am very happy and honored to receive the endorsement of Randy Filiault and Robert Johnson who are outstanding community leaders. Their support adds to our great effort in Cheshire County. Randy has served his country all his life, both in Vietnam and as a community leader. Robert and Randy will both be great assets to our campaign in Cheshire County.”

Filiault and Johnson join other Cheshire County Kerry supporters including former Mayor of Keene Pat Russell, Democratic activist Molly Kelly and long time Democratic activist Tom Britton.


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