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Date: 10/13/10 (Wednesday)
5:30pm Buffet Dinner ($14)
Place: Shanghai Restaurant
331 South Main Street
603 - 524 - 4100
Agenda: Special Speaker: Jim Forsythe, Republican nominee for NH Senate in District 4
A business entrepreneur focused on fixing our economy.Jim’s entrepreneurial career began in 2003 when he became part owner of a small, successful aerospace company, Cobalt Solutions, LLC. As Director of Research, Jim brokered deals with clients at home and overseas, and performed cutting edge research for numerous agencies and companies. The company’s software product, which uses computational fluid dynamics to compute airflow over aircraft, is heavily used in the defense industry. As an entrepreneur, Jim’s experiences with government regulation, the tax code, and big bureaucracy have reinforced his belief in the urgent need to reform and downsize government.
Jim Forsythe’s diverse experiences in military, business, and academics have instilled in him a deep love of this country, a fierce passion to defend and renew the principles for which it stands, and the leadership and knowledge to get it done. After leaving the active duty Air Force in 2003, he and his wife, Sue, chose to live and raise their children here in New Hampshire, not only to be near family, but also to embrace the independent spirit of the most free state in the country.
The foundation for Jim’s love of country and freedom were laid at Virginia’s Episcopal High School, from which he graduated in 1986. While at Episcopal, Jim learned to speak Russian and traveled to the Soviet Union twice, where his firsthand experience of the oppression of the people by their government instilled a deep conviction in the value of freedom that the United States has treasured since our revolution.
In keeping with his deeply held patriotism, Jim next decided to serve in the military while attending college. He attended Cornell University in Ithaca, NY on an Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corp (AFROTC) scholarship, earning his B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering within four and a half years. Jim served as the detachment commander his senior year and was accepted to the highly selective Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program.
Jim and Sue were first assigned to Wichita Falls, TX, where Jim attended pilot training, and Sue became a civil engineer. Jim was surrounded by classmates and instructors from Norway, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, England, Canada, and the United States. After graduation, he received an assignment to fly KC-135s and wound up refueling his European classmates serving in support of operations in Bosnia.
In between combat support sorties, Jim began work on a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University. The U.S. Air Force Academy offered him a professorship, which he began in 1998. He completed his Ph.D. in 2000 while teaching full time and flying for a flight test engineering course and a low level navigation course while at the Academy. Based on superb teaching and research skills, he advanced to an Associate Professor position in record time. He also earned the Air Force Award in Science and Engineering, and the Frank J. Seiler award for research for his ground-breaking computational fluid dynamics research predicting aircraft stability and performance.
In 2003, after twelve years of active duty service, Jim accepted an Air Force Reserve research position with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and was also appointed as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University.
With his wife and kids, Kate and Connor, Jim currently lives in Strafford, NH, where he chairs the Strafford town GOP, the Strafford Taxpayer’s Coalition and was the Cub Master of the town’s Cub Scout pack. The Forsythes have also been active in the school choice community: Sue assisted in the formation of a private scholarship foundation in Colorado, while Jim co-founded a school choice advocacy group in New Hampshire. Jim is the past Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus in NH, and the NH Republican Liberty PAC, supporting pro-liberty candidates for the NH House.
A note from Mike at the Laconia Victory office:Everyone,
We are now in the full swing of things between now and the election that is close! Please come in and volunteer your time to making phone calls reaching out to voters or door knocking and reaching out to voters.
Please let me know when you can sign up throughout the upcoming weeks
*note if none of these times work we are open 9a-9pm 7 days a week.
- Saturday 10-2
- Sunday 10-1
- Monday 5-8
- Tuesday 5-8
- Wednesday 5-8
- Thursday 5-8
- Friday 5-8
*also, if few people come we can do coffee and doughnuts, pizza, or whatever people wish and we can have competitions and prizes.
Please Call me at 415-0113 to sign up.
277 Union Ave, Suite 201 (INSIDE THE TD BANKNORTH BUILDING)
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