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Governor Romney Sends Letters Urging Divestment from Iran

Thursday, Feb 22, 2007



CONTACT: Kevin Madden (857) 288-6390


Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney released a letter sent to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli urging that he pursue "a policy of strategic disinvestment from companies linked to the Iranian regime." Letters urging support for this policy were also sent to New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and United States Senators Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer.


In his letter, Governor Romney wrote:


"With your new responsibilities overseeing one of America's largest pension funds, you have a unique opportunity to lead an effort to isolate Iran as it pursues nuclear armament. I request that you immediately launch a policy of strategic disinvestment from companies linked to the Iranian regime. Screening pension investments and divesting from companies providing financial support to the Iranian regime or linked to Iran's weapons programs and terrorist activities could have a powerful impact. New investments should be scrutinized as long as Iran's regime continues its current, dangerous course."


Governor Romney believes that for the United States, there are few more urgent priorities than standing up to the Iranian government's dangerous actions. Eliminating financial support for this regime is a critical first step and will support future efforts.


Today's letters build on the five-point strategy to prevent a nuclear Iran that Governor Romney laid out earlier this year at the annual Herzliya Conference in Israel. As part of that strategy, Governor Romney called for further economic isolation of Iran by pursuing, in part, pension fund divestment. In January 2007, Governor Romney also helped arrange a meeting between former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Massachusetts State Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill to discuss divestment of pension funds.


Governor Romney's Letters On Iran:


Letter To New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli: http://www.mittromney.com/img/pdf/Comptroller_DiNapoli_Letter.pdf


Letter To New York Governor Eliot Spitzer: http://www.mittromney.com/img/pdf/Spitzer_Letter.pdf


Letter To Senator Hillary Clinton: http://www.mittromney.com/img/pdf/Clinton_Letter.pdf


Letter To Senator Chuck Schumer: http://www.mittromney.com/img/pdf/Schumer_Letter.pdf



Governor Mitt Romney Names Florida Statewide Finance Committee

Thursday, Feb 22, 2007




CONTACT: Kevin Madden (857) 288-6390


Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced that 77 men and women will be joining the Romney for President Florida Statewide Finance Committee. Serving on the Finance Committee are Romney for President National Finance Co-Chairs Boca Raton developer Mark Guzzetta and former Ambassador Mel Sembler of St. Petersburg.


"We have put together an extremely strong finance team that will help build the resources we need to campaign in the Sunshine State and across the nation, and this is just the beginning," said Governor Romney. "Each one of these men and women bring extensive experience to our efforts having worked in business and on numerous campaigns for many different candidates. I thank them for their service and look forward to working with them to provide the new, strong leadership Washington needs."


Members Of The Florida Statewide Finance Committee:


- Jorge L. Arrizurietta, Akerman Senterfitt, Miami – Chair International Policy Group, Akerman Senterfitt, Coral Gables

- William W. Bain, Founder of Bain & Co., and Co-Founder of Bain Capital, Boston & Naples

- Speaker Allan Bense, GAC Contractors, Panama City

- Ward Blakely, Jacksonville

- Ambassador J. Richard Blankenship, Global Investment Advisors, LLC, Jacksonville

- William O. Brisben, Jupiter Island

- Hoe Brown, Tampa

- M. Anthony Burns, Chairman Emeritus, Ryder System, Miami

- Al Cardenas, Tew Cardenas, Miami

- Dr. Raymond F. Caron, Orlando

- Gary Chartrand, Acosta, Jacksonville

- Herb Collins, Boston & Palm Beach

- J.D. Collins, Jacksonville

- Rod Davies, Stuart

- Henry Dean, Henry Dean & Associates, St. Augustine

- Don DeFosset, Tampa

- Dr. A.K. Desai, St. Petersburg

- J. Thomas Dodson, Ponte Vedra Beach

- Ferdinand and June Duda, Oviedo

- Chris Dudley, Southern Strategy Group, Tallahassee

- Ann Duncan, Vertical Integration, Clearwater

- Earl Durden, Rail Management Corporation, Panama City

- Llwyd Ecclestone, Jr., Palm Beach

- Kenneth Endelson, Kenco Communities, Inc., Boca Raton

- Art Falcone, The Falcone Group, Inc., Boca Raton

- Thomas M. Ferguson, Palm Beach

- Blair M. Fonda, Madison Development Group, Jacksonville

- Michael & Daryl Garfield, Global Medical Research LLC, Winter Park

- Honorable Dudley Goodlette, Coleman & Johnson, P.A./Southern Strategy Group, Naples

- David Graham, Intuition Development Holdings, Jacksonville

- David Griffin, Griffin Consulting, Tallahassee

- Mark Guzzetta, Gemstone Development Corporation, Boca Raton

- Michael & Mallory Harrell, Foley & Lardner, Tallahassee

- William Harrison, Jr., Panama City

- L. Charles Hilton, Jr., Panama City

- Mori Hosseini, ICI Homes, Inc., Daytona Beach

- Rustin Howard, Pensacola

- Lt. Governor Toni Jennings, Orlando

- Jerry & Darlene Jordan, Palm Beach

- Frederick W. Leonhardt, Gray Robinson Law Firm, Orlando

- Ometrius Deon Long, Ometrius D. Long & Associates, P.A., Winter Park

- James MacDougald, St. Petersburg

- Randall McElheney, Panama City

- Stephen J. Mitchell, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, Tampa

- Mitchell R. Montgomery, Montgomery Land Company, Jacksonville

- H. Gary & Renee' Morse, The Villages

- Bill Mullen, Palm Beach

- Lee Munder, Palm Beach

- Duane Ottenstroer, Jacksonville

- Herbert Hill Peyton, Gate Petroleum, Jacksonville

- Sergio Pino, Century Home Builders, Miami

- Honorable Van B. Poole, Dutko, Poole, McKinley, Tallahassee

- John Rakolta, Jr., Walbridge Aldinger Company, Detroit & Palm Beach

- David Rancourt, Southern Strategy Group, Tallahassee

- Jim Rathbun, Rathbun & Associates, Tallahassee

- Marc Roberts, Marc Roberts Companies, Boca Raton

- Pat Roberts, Tallahassee

- Wayne Rosen, Shores Development, Coral Gables

- Rudy Rowe III, Southland Contracting, Tallahassee

- Honorable R.Z. "Sandy" Safley, Tallahassee

- Brent Sembler, The Sembler Company, St. Petersburg

- Ambassador Mel Sembler, The Sembler Company, St. Petersburg

- James M. Seneff, Jr. CNL, Orlando

- Brian Shortsleeve, H.I.G. Capital LLC, Boston and Miami

- Vernon Smith, Ft. Pierce

- James "Jim" Stelling, Stelling Properties, LLC, Seminole County

- Stanley Tate, Tate Enterprises, Inc., North Miami

- Speaker John Thrasher, Southern Strategy Group, Jacksonville

- Ray Velazquez, Terramark Worldwide, Miami

- Dr. R. Vijay, Tampa

- Ken Wright, Shutts and Bowen, Orlando

- Jordan Zimmerman, Zimmerman Advertising, Boca Raton


Governor Mitt Romney Announces South Carolina County Chairs

Thursday, Feb 22, 2007




CONTACT: Kevin Madden (857) 288-6390


Boston, MA - Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced the names of his County Chairs in South Carolina. These County Chairs will build the Romney campaign infrastructure in South Carolina and will lead the grassroots effort in the state.


"I am honored by the commitment these men and women are giving to our campaign," Governor Romney said. "We are making great progress in building an impressive organization in South Carolina. I am grateful to have them on our team and humbled by their support."


Governor Romney's South Carolina County Chairs:


Aiken County

June Cannon

Rick Osbon

Betty Ryberg


Allendale County

Julie Strong


Anderson County

Jane Jones


Bamberg County

Susan Rhoden


Barnwell County

Dan Ross


Beaufort County

Bob Holtzmacher


Berkeley County

Cheryl Ludlam

Senator Bill Mescher

Wayland Moody

Steve Querry

Bill Willcox


Calhoun County

Richard Sweatt

Ruby Sweatt


Charleston County

Daniel Dukes

Councilman Henry Fishburne


Cherokee County

Dr. Sam Swad


Chester County

Tot Kennedy

Alex Stroman


Clarendon County

Moye Graham


Colleton County

Joe Murrary


Darlington County

Scott Anderson


Dillon County

Nevell Rogers


Dorchester County

Tianna Keener

Elizabeth Miller


Edgefield County

Frank Mauer


Fairfield County

Coy Richardson


Florence County

Mary Tepper


Georgetown County

Paul Hogan

Ricky Horne

Glen O'Connell


Greenville County

Dr. Robert Barnes

Marjorie Barnes

Councilman Joe Dill

Joe Haynes


Greenwood County

James Gardner

Michelle Oxner

Randy Oxner


Horry County

Representative Alan Clemmons


Jasper County

Keith Dubose


Kershaw County

James D'Alessio


Lancaster County

Sara Fleming

Al Simpson


Laurens County

Patrick Garrison


Lee County

Charlene Privette


Lexington County

Dr. Scott Andersen

Representative Nikki Haley

Representative Chip Huggins

Tim Miller

Representative Ted Pitts

Robert Schaeffer

Irby Schultz

Bill Shealy

Verona Shealy

Shirley Smith

Ottis Smith


McCormick County

Mid Self


Newberry County

Margaret Brackett

Senator Ronnie Cromer

Betty Dominick

Alan Gardner

Charles Simmons


Oconee County

Steve Sokol


Orangeburg County

Roy Lindsey

Chester Palmer

Barbara Strickland


Pickens County

Senator Larry Martin

Johnathan Strange


Richland County

Representative Nathan Ballentine

Denise Jones

Wanda Forbes

Grace Rentiers


Saluda County

Brandy Shealy


Spartanburg County

June Bond

Marlene Saad


Sumter County

Jimmy Byrd


Union County

Les Anderson


York County

Rod Benefield

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