U.S. Senate Candidate Corky Messner Forms Finance Committee


U.S. Senate Candidate Corky Messner Forms Finance Committee

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Bedford, N.H. – U.S. Senate candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner has formed a finance committee of advisors to steer campaign funding strategy for the Republican primary and beyond.

The group is headed by Messner Campaign Finance Chairman Ray Pinard, longtime Republican strategist and former chairman of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

“Each member brings a set of skills that will be critical as we work to defeat career politician Jeanne Shaheen in November,” says Messner. “I am so pleased to have them on the team.”

Serving with Pinard are:

  • G. Frank Teas, President and CEO of Millyard Bank;
  • Paul Clark and Alex Sinclair, of Clark & Lavey, a benefit advisory and consulting firm;
  • Neal Nicholson, of Nicholson Law Firm, PLLC, and a former Goffstown police officer;
  • Lawrence Melanson; former executive of Coca-Cola New England;
  • Richard Botnick, Vice President of Botnick / 5 Ventures Inc. and President and CEO of E&R Laundry & Dry Cleaners.
  • Harold Turner, Chairman Emeritus at The H. L. Turner Group, Inc.;
  • Senator Ruth Ward (R-Stoddard), a retired nurse practitioner who has served as a state senator since 2016; and
  • Mary Jane Beauregard, a longtime Bedford community activist and facilities management company owner.

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.

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