Congratulations Chris Ager

At yesterday’s NHGOP Annual Meeting, Chris Ager won the election for RNC Committeeman, defeating Steve Duprey.  (The 603 Alliance had endorsed Ager.)  Steve Duprey showed a lot of class when he offered to step down immediately to assist Ager in transitioning to the role as quickly as possible.  Both candidates had promised to come together and work in the interests of the party.  Duprey has shown that he is prepared to deliver on that promise.

Congratulations to Chris, and thanks to Steve Duprey for his service to the GOP.

The 603 Alliance Endorses Chris Ager for RNC Committeeman

Today, the Board of the 603 Alliance released the following endorsement statement in support of Chris Ager for RNC Committeeman:

On January 25th, members of the NH State Republican Committee will elect our next RNC Committeeman. The 603 Alliance is endorsing Chris Ager as the candidate who we believe will best represent the interests of our state and uphold the principles expressed in our party platform.

For years, many of us have worked side-by-side with Chris Ager. Throughout his tenure as Chair of the Hillsborough County Committee (HCRC), Chris has demonstrated leadership initiative on multiple fronts: strong fundraising numbers, innovative ideas, and a highly energized committee that we believe will deliver positive results for the GOP ticket in 2020.

Chris has proven himself to be a strong team player who regularly invokes Ronald Reagan’s calls for unity. At the same time, he has exemplified Reagan’s comments that the GOP should be a party of “bold colors, not pale pastels”. Ager has championed free market capitalism, low taxes and spending, the 2nd Amendment, the sanctity of life, and school choice.

Incumbent Steve Duprey, in contrast, has been an active supporter of Planned Parenthood, which not only promotes practices repugnant to most GOP voters, but also spends millions in support of Democrat candidates and in opposition to Republicans. More recently, Duprey’s business has supported net-metering policies that would force New Hampshire ratepayers to pay more for electricity.

As a West Point graduate with a highly successful career at BAE Systems, Chris has what it takes to perform well in this role. Most importantly, Chris has consistently shown up when it counts.

We were disappointed to see Steve Duprey’s attendance record at meetings of the NHGOP Executive Board. Of the eighteen meetings held in 2017 and 2018, Duprey attended fewer than half.

We respect Mr. Duprey and appreciate his years of service in this role. But we also believe that fidelity to Republican principles is important, and that a proven commitment to hard work and grassroots activism distinguishes Chris Ager. For these reasons, the 603 Alliance urges our State Committee members to vote for Chris Ager to be our next New Hampshire RNC Committeeman.