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Friday, October 17, 2014

ENDORSED: Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire

My grandfather, Bartholomew Clements, a Boston Firefighter, was a first responder to the tragic Coconut Grove fire. I am honored to have the endorsement of NH Professional Fire Fighters. These are men and women who are dedicated to public service and put their lives on the line everyday to protect the citizens of New Hampshire.


LTE: County Commissnor Bob Watson's Endorsement of Rich

To the editor: "I am writing in support of Rich Leonard for State Senate.

A pharmacist and small-business owner, Rich will bring a common-sense approach to the senate. He is focused on important issues like creating jobs, expanding the economy and supporting our schools.

Please join me in voting for Rich Leonard on Nov. 4.

Robert J. Watson

Rochester "

See the full article here on Fosters.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mike Cryans and Rich at Alton Rotary Club

The Alton Rotary Club invited Executive Council candidate Mike Cryans to speak to its members last week. Cryans is running against Joe Kenney. As an Alton Rotary Club member, Rich was happy to have Cryans come speak to the club about the competitive Executive Council race.

Monday, October 6, 2014

LTE: Who Better Than Richard Leonard to Serve in Our State Senate?

To The Daily Sun,
I'd like to recommend Richard Leonard for state senator in the upcoming election.
Many of you may not know him but I'm sure he knows you. He's the man you trust with your health needs as a pharmacist at Hannaford's Supermarket in Alton. Today's major issue for all of us is the health care system and health care needs. Richard has years of experience and is behind the scenes and has watched as things have gotten worse and out of control.
He knows when we're in pain, ache, depressed, chronically ill and worse, terminally ill. He treats us discreetly, with care, compassion and knowledge, always mindful of our situations. He knows how the health care system works and does not work. He's had first-hand knowledge in these areas and is dedicated to help correct them where ever possible to bring the best to the citizens he would serve.
Who better to serve in a capacity as state senator than a person who knows our system is in pain, chronically ill and depressed, than your pharmacist. If you trust him with your health, please trust him with your vote on Nov. 4.
Karen Poor

Read the article here at The Daily Sun.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

ENDORSED: American Federation of Teachers are proud to announce that American Federation of Teachers has endorsed Rich. Rich will always fight for New Hampshire's children to receive a superior education.


ENDORSED: Human Rights Campaign(HRC)
We are very proud to announce that we have been endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign. An innovative group who fights for the rights of our LGBT brothers and sisters.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Rich Receives Howard Dean's Endorsement from Democracy for America

New Hampshire Journal Features Endorsements

Rich Leonard at the Farmington Primary
 Recently, Howard Dean's organization, Democracy for America endorsed Rich Leonard and 5 others in the Democratic State Senate Caucus .Senators Peggy Gilmour, Martha Fuller Clark, and David Watters, along with candidates Chris Muns, Lee Nyquist were all given the nod of approval from Democracy for America, The endorsement was part of their Purple to Blue endorsement series. The series aims to endorse Democratic candidates and legislators running in states that currently have a Republican majority in the legislature.

"It felt validating to have Dean's organization endorse me in my very competitive Senate Race" explains Rich, "Hopefully, this is beginning of more widespread Democratic support to come in the state for my race."

Rich has also receive the endorsement of the State Employees Association, a local of the Service Employees International Union, in the past.

Rich was active on Primary Day, visiting the poling places throughout District 6.  Even though there were only a few contested Democratic primaries, he felt it was important to meet the voters, and have support for other candidates in their local races.  Rich is very thankful to everyone who stood at a poll for the day holding one of his signs, and congratulates all local primary winners.

Polling in Rochester with Anne Grassie.
Polling in Rochester with candidate Sandy Keans
Links on the Web

Dean’s DFA backing six NH state Senate candidates as part of ‘Purple to Blue’ effort in NH Journal

2014 SEA/SEIU Local 1984 endorsed candidates

Image Credits:
Rich Leonard, personal collection