On Friday night, members of the Republican Liberty Caucus in New Hampshire converged in Concord to set the tone for the upcoming election cycle. In attendance were three State Representatives (Will Smith, Jenn Coffey, and Paul Ingbretson) as well as numerous former candidates for public office in the Granite State.
After a discussion about the history of the RLC from Tim Condon and Dan McGuire, Dr. Jim Forsythe discussed his newly formed New Hampshire Republican Liberty PAC. The PAC is designed to get pro-liberty candidates elected in the state and raised over $30,000 in the last election cycle, dividing that money to over 50 endorsed candidates. The desire is to continue to use the PAC and incorporate it into the RLCNH.
The New Hampshire RLC elected its new officers, including Jim Forsythe (Chair), Tim Condon (Vice-Chair), Carolyn McKinney (Secretary), and Bob Hull (Treasurer); At-Large Board members elected included State Rep. Paul Ingbretson, former State Rep. Paul Mirski, Chris Lawless, Joe Frazier, and Dan McGuire. Alternate Directors elected were Peter Bearse, State Rep. Jenn Coffey, and Brink Slattery.
Jim Forsythe is the perfect leader who can move the RLC forward in New Hampshire. Jim and his wife currently lives in Strafford, NH, where he chairs the Strafford town GOP, the Strafford Taxpayer’s Coalition and was the Cub Master of the town’s Cub Scout pack. The Forsythes homeschool their kids and have been active in school choice reform in several states.
Dr. Forsythe earned undergraduate and Masters degrees from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University. As a KC-135 pilot and aircraft commander in the U.S. Air Force, Jim received three aerial achievement medals for combat support operations during his three tours in Saudi Arabia enforcing the no fly zone over Iraq, two tours in France and Italy in support of Bosnia, and launching off alerts for Somalia. Finally, Jim is also a college professor while also running his own business.
After the election, Jim Forsythe and Tim Condon made brief statements on their desires to have the RLCNH focus on bringing in new libertarian-leaning Republicans into the GOP, and to get pro-liberty folks elected to the State House.
Look for good things to come from the New Hampshire RLC.