FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2020
Messner Points to New Jobs as Promising Sign of Economic Recovery
Contact: Carmelle Druchniak at firstname.lastname@example.org
BEDFORD, NH – New Hampshire U.S. Senate candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner today pointed to the addition of 2.5 million jobs as a promising sign the nation’s economy is recovering from the COVID-19 shutdown.
“The numbers announced today by the Labor Department are certainly encouraging,” says the Wolfeboro Republican. “In addition to new jobs, the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 13.3 percent from 14.7 percent last month.”
He notes that while the numbers likely will be adjusted in the days to come, “hopefully, they will continue to point to better days ahead.”
Messner continues: “The fear was that the unemployment rate could reach 20 percent in May, but thanks to President Trump’s leadership, we are seeing signs that the economy is recovering from this pandemic and the lockdowns and closures. This is a testament to the strength of the economy before this public health challenge, but we must continue to work together to help New Hampshire businesses and individuals impacted by the events of the past few months.”
About Bryant “Corky” Messner
Raised in a blue-collar family in Altoona, PA, Bryant “Corky” Messner attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he played football and prepared for military service. Upon earning the Army Ranger tab and graduating in 1979, he served in West Germany, witnessing firsthand the specter of the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. Following his military service, he attended University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law and went on to found the law firm Messner Reeves LLP, which today includes more than 100 lawyers, 200 employees and offices in nine cities.
Messner is a strong conservative, and remains passionate about giving back to the country that has offered him the opportunity to live the American Dream. His continued public service includes involvement with various non-profit organizations, including the Wentworth Watershed Association, the Army West Point Athletic Association, the Rise School Denver, and the Messner Foundation, which works to cultivate the next generation of business and community leaders.
A father of three, Messner’s two sons are West Point Cadets and his daughter is preparing to attend medical school. He resides in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.