Friday, April 04, 2003
Oregon's Gov. Roberts and Secretary of State Bradbury Endorse, Chair Oregon Dean Effort
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Susan Allen
April 2, 2003 Press Secretary
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Howard Dean today announced the Dean for Oregon Campaign. Co-chairs are former Gov. Barbara Roberts, Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, Terry Bean and Cheryl Perrin.
In addition, Mr. Bean and Ms. Perrin will be serving on the National Finance Committee.
“I am so pleased that these four Oregonians have agreed to head Dean for America’s efforts in their state,” said Gov. Dean. “They each have a long record of public service to their communities and state. They have strong grassroots connections in Oregon. And they have the respect of Democrats.”
“I look forward to working with them to bring the Dean for America message to Oregon,” he added. “It’s time for a rational foreign policy, health care for every American, and a stronger U.S. economy. With Oregon’s help, I can make these goals a reality for our nation.”
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