Former state Sen. Lambert, SAFE director Bender, endorse Bolduc for US Senate

ENDORSEMENTS, NEW VIDEO. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Donald Bolduc today will announce endorsements by former state Sen. Gary Lambert and tech business creator Jim Bender.

Bolduc, a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, is also releasing a social media video focusing on his work to help fellow veterans who, like him, are dealing with post-traumatic stress.

Lambert served in the state Senate from 2010-2012 before running in 2014 for the Republican nomination for the 2nd District U.S. House seat, losing to former state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, who went on to lose to Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster.

Lambert, a former U.S. Marine Corps Reserve colonel, said that he and his wife, Lori Lambert, “are honored to offer our support to Don Bolduc in his bid for US Senate.

“Some people talk, others do. General Bolduc’s entire life has been about service. From his tireless advocacy of our veterans to teaching young about the importance of integrity and leadership, I have no doubt he will bring the same energy serving the people of New Hampshire.”

Bender ran unsuccessfully for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in 2010 and then returned to his career in the tech industry.

As the president and CEO of Ping4 Mobile Communications, Bender created the Safety Alerts for Education, or SAFE, app to provide better communications between educators and families in case of emergencies.

In 2019, the SAFE Foundation provided the availability of free accounts for all New Hampshire schools, a move was praised by Gov. Chris Sununu and law enforcement officials.

“From being a Laconia police officer while still in high school to 10 tours of duty in Afghanistan, Don Bolduc has proven himself to be a patriot and public servant,” Bender said in endorsing Bolduc. “I know he’ll bring the rare brand of leadership to the US Senate that New Hampshire deserves and needs. “

Bolduc’s new two-minute video shows him discussing his advocacy for troops under his command who suffered from PTS, despite warnings from his superior officers that bring the issue to the public’s attention would not bode well for his career.

He was the first U.S. general to seek treatment for PTS and traumatic brain injury, according to his video.

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