Fergus Cullen – Republican Distance Runner
These are not the glory days for Granite State Republicans. After the national elections were swept by the Democrats, the state soon followed suit and turned from red to blue. But the man in the hot seat as the chairman of the Republican State Party seems to be enjoying the challenge, heading up the conservative insurgency and taking pot shots at “liberal” initiatives via press release and interview. Fergus Cullen, a 34-year-old business owner, Yale graduate, high school coach and newspaper columnist, is also one of the youngest party chairmen in the history of the state. His political experience belies his age, and his zeal is tempered by his skills as a competitive distance runner. He knows that winning the race is as much about endurance and timing as it is about speed.