updated 4/12/2011 5:47:30 PM ET 2011-04-12T21:47:30

SANTA FE, N.M., April 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gary Johnson, former Republican Governor of New Mexico will hold a news conference on Thursday, April 21st at 9:00am EDT at the New Hampshire State Capitol Building in Concord (location: Capitol front steps: 107 North Main Street, Concord), to discuss his plans for the 2012 election.

Governor Johnson, who has been referred to as the 'most fiscally conservative Governor' in the country, believes the highest priority for America is a balanced federal budget. He calls the national debt 'the greatest threat to our national security.'

Since launching the OUR America Initiative in late 2009, Governor Johnson has traveled to 38 states, participated in hundreds of media interviews and addressed a wide range of organizations all across the nation. He is vocal in his opposition to U.S. involvement in Libya, and has called for an end to American military involvement in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He supports marijuana legalization and advocates common-sense immigration reform.

Following the formal news conference, Governor Johnson will be available for media opportunities through Saturday, April 23rd. Details and locations are provided below:

Thursday, April 21

9:00am: Gary Johnson news conference at New Hampshire State Capitol Building in Concord

10:00am – 12:00pm: Media availability in Concord

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch reception with NH Legislators (location: Barley House downstairs, 132 North Main Street, Concord).

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Media availability in Manchester

6:30pm: VIP Reception/Photos with Governor Johnson (location: Executive Court, 1199 South Mammoth Road, Manchester)

7:00pm: Public kick-off event (location: Executive Court, 1199 South Mammoth Road, Manchester)

Friday, April 22

9:00am – 6:00pm: Governor Johnson to visit local businesses, meet with residents and various political groups in the Southern New Hampshire/greater Manchester area.

6:00pm: Depart Manchester for North Conway, NH. 

Governor Johnson will be available for live TV/Cable segments (throughout the day on Friday, and subject to availability on Thursday) from the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St Anselm's College in Manchester.  Please schedule in advance if possible .

Saturday, April 23rd

Governor Johnson will be skiing Tuckerman's Ravine on Mount Washington. Media are invited to cover the event and/or ski with the Governor.  Tuckerman's Ravine is an extreme skiing endeavor. Interviews can be conducted at Hermit Lake Shelter (a two hour hike from the trailhead) or at the trailhead following the run. If interested in covering or skiing, please contact Sue Winchester or Lizz Renda at media@ouramericainitiative.com for details and credentials. For more information on Tuckerman's Ravine click here.

8:00am: Meet at Pinkham Notch trailhead  (location: AMC Pinkham Notch Camp on US Route 16, eighteen miles north of North Conway, NH). Begin 2.5 mile hike to Hermit Lake Shelter

11:30am (approximately): arrive at Hermit Lake Shelter

12:00pm – 3:30pm: Ski Tuckerman's Ravine

3:30pm – 6:00pm: Hike back to Pinkham Notch trailhead

6:30pm: Depart for Manchester

Please contact Sue Winchester or Lizz Renda at media@ouramericainitiative.com or 801.303.7924 to schedule an interview with Gary Johnson.  New Hampshire on-site media contact: Brinck Slattery, 603.703.2846 or brinck@ouramericainitiative.com.

About Honorary Chairman Gary Johnson:  Gary Johnson, a Republican and two-term Governor of New Mexico from 1994-2002, has been a consistent and outspoken advocate for efficient government and lowering taxes.

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CONTACT:  Sue Winchester
          801.303.7924
          media@ouramericainitiative.com

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