Belknap County Republican Meeting - 03/09/11 (Wednesday)
Date: 03/09/11 (Wednesday)
5:30pm Buffet Dinner ($14)
Place: Shanghai Restaurant
331 South Main Street
603 - 524 - 4100
Special Speaker: Ovide Lamontagne
The business meeting will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by Guest Speaker, political activist, and former candidate for the Republican nomination for US Senate, Ovide Lamontagne. Ovide will talk about this past November’s election, and his Granite Oath PAC that is focused on bringing conservative presidential hopefuls to New Hampshire to speak. You won’t want to miss this!
One of New Hampshire’s most respected conservative leaders, and was a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010, seeking to replace the retiring Judd Gregg. In a four way primary, Ovide earned 37% of the vote, falling short by only 1% out of over 140,000 ballots cast despite being dramatically outspent. Activists and pundits alike attributed Ovide’s success to his ability to connect with voters as an authentic, ‘tell it like it is’ grassroots conservative.If you're interested in having the buffet dinner (at your option) or want to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5:30pm. For more information, please send an email to Alan@BelknapCountyRepublicans.org
A native son of Manchester, the fourth generation son of mill workers and dentists, where he practices law as a shareholder with the law firm of Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A. Ovide is a 1975 graduate of Trinity High School. Following his graduation from The Catholic University of America in 1979, Ovide taught high school social studies for three years before obtaining his law degree at the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1985. During his legal career, Ovide served as a law clerk to the Honorable James E. Barrett of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and legal counsel for the New Hampshire State Senate during the 1991 Legislative Session.
Since his return to Manchester in 1986, Ovide has been recognized as a leader in the charitable and non-profit communities, having been honored in 2009 as New Hampshire’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the Daniel Webster Council – Boy Scouts of America. Additionally, Ovide has served as Chairman of St. Mary’s Bank Board of Directors, as Trustee of the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund. He is past President of the Franco-American Center and Director of ACA Assurance, was past Honorary Consul of France to New Hampshire, and in 2002 he was named Franco-American of the Year. From 2002 through 2006 Ovide served as President of the Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America and received the Silver Beaver Award in 2006. He is a member of Club Richelieu Manchester, and is also a past Director of the Easter Seal Society of New Hampshire, CASA of New Hampshire, Manchester Crimeline, Inc. and the Mayhew Program.
Ovide has been an active member of St. Anthony Parish here in Manchester, where he served as co-chair of the 2001 St. Anthony Community Center Capital Campaign. He has served in a variety of roles with the Diocese of Manchester including as Chairman of the Diocesan School Board, member of the Corporate Campaign for NH Catholic Charities, the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild of New Hampshire and he is a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. In 2007, Ovide received the Pope John Paul II Campus Ministry Center Award from Trinity High School.
Ovide served as Chairman of the New Hampshire State Board of Education from 1993-1996, and in 1996 he was the Republican nominee for Governor of New Hampshire.
Ovide and his wife Bettie reside in Manchester, in the home he grew up in, and they have two daughters, Madeleine and Brittany.
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