Keene City, NH Councilor Filiault endorses Buttigieg for president

by Jake Lahut – Nov 19, 2019 (

Longtime Keene City Councilor Randy L. Filiault has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg ahead of February’s primary, the Buttigieg campaign announced Tuesday. 

Filiault, a U.S. Navy veteran, cited the South Bend, Ind., mayor’s service as a Naval intelligence officer in Afghanistan as a factor in his endorsement. 

“When someone shows you their true colors, believe them,” Filiault said in a statement released by the Buttigieg campaign. “… Pete voluntarily chose to serve our country in Afghanistan, and he chose to serve his hometown as mayor. So by looking at what he’s done, you can see what he will do for the country.”

Buttigieg’s experience dealing with local issues was also important for Filiault, the 21-year city councilor said. 

“What may seem like a small issue — a stop sign in a neighborhood, the needs of a small-business owner, or someone who is homeless — those who serve locally understand the smallest things can make the biggest differences in our lives,” Filiault continued. “As a mayor, Pete would bring this critical perspective to Washington along with a focus on getting the job done so we can finally bring our country together and address our greatest challenges.”

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