Americans for Prosperity name Ovide “Conservative of the Year”

Prominent fiscally conservative action group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) named New Hampshire conservative activist Ovide Lamontagne as its first “Conservative of the Year” and will be hosting a reception to honor Lamontagne in April.  AFP State Director Corey Lewandowski issued the following press release:

Americans for Prosperity Foundation to Honor Ovide Lamontagne as “Conservative of the Year”

Presidential Summit on Spending and Job Creation to Follow Dinner

Former US Senator Rick Santorum and Businessman Herman Cain confirmed to speak

WINDHAM – The New Hampshire chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP Foundation) will host a dinner honoring Ovide Lamontagne as “Conservative of the Year” on April 29, 2011 at The Yard in Manchester.  Cocktail reception will begin at 6:00 PM with the dinner commencing at 7:00 PM.

“I am honored that Ovide has agreed to accept American for Prosperity Foundation’s first ever Conservative of the Year Award,” stated Corey R. Lewandowski, state director of AFP Foundation – New Hampshire.  “Ovide is a proven conservative that has spent a lifetime advocating for smaller government, lower taxes and a more prosperous business environment both in New Hampshire and at the national level,” Lewandowski continued.

“I am deeply humbled and honored at receiving this recognition from Americans for Prosperity, a critical grassroots leader in the fight to deliver meaningful conservative reform in Concord and throughout the country.  Now more than ever, AFP’s efforts at bringing like-minded people together to work for lower taxes, less spending, smaller government and greater individual freedom and liberty are essential to build upon our gains fromNovember 2010.  I am proud to stand with them, and support their efforts,” stated Ovide Lamontagne.

Immediately following the dinner honoring Ovide Lamotange as “Conservative of the Year,” AFP Foundation will host a Presidential summit on “Spending and Job Creation.”  Confirmed attendees include former US Senator Rick Santorum and businessman Herman Cain.  Invited guests include former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA), former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), Governor Haley Barbour (R-MS), former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK), U.S. Senator John Thune (R-ND), and U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC).

“The summit will provide the people of New Hampshire an opportunity to hear firsthand from prospective Presidential candidates.  The issues covered will include government spending and job creation,” Lewandowski continued.  “We look forward to a lively debate on the issues.  Once again, the people of New Hampshire will play a critical role in determining the priorities of the next presidential campaign,” Lewandowski concluded.

As additional candidates confirm attendance and the final host committee is completed, AFP Foundation will update all relevant parties.  For more information or to RSVP to the dinner and Summit, please visit:

Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFPF educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFPF is more than 1.6 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states.  AFPF has 31 state chapters and affiliates. More than 70,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial contribution to AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit

Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.


Author: Staff Reporter

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