"I'm incredibly honored to have Peter Hannaford join our campaign for Lt. Governor," said Nehring. "Ronald Reagan's campaigns were defined by his solid principles, a clear vision, and bold ideas. Peter Hannaford was at the center of President Reagan's successful campaigns, as well as his governorship. His wisdom, experience and insight are unmatched and I'm proud to have Peter join the campaign as Honorary Chairman."
From 1975 to 1980, Ronald Reagan was a client of the firm Mr. Hannford co-founded. In Reagan's 1976 presidential campaign Mr. Hannaford served as Director of Issues and Research. In the 1980 campaign he served as Senior Communications Adviser.
"Ron's public service experience, his knowledge of politics and his forward-looking ideas for our state mean that, as our Lieutenant Governor, he will be an energetic and effective activist," said Hannaford.
Mr. Hannaford is the author of eleven books including: The Quotable Ronald Reagan; The Reagans: A Political Portrait; Recollections of Reagan: A Portrait of Ronald Reagan; Remembering Reagan; Ronald Reagan and His Ranch: The Western White House, 1981-1989; and Reagan's Roots. He is also the author of books on George Washington and Calvin Coolidge and, his latest, Presidential Retreats.
Ron Nehring, a former state and local government official, served as Chairman of the California Republican Party from 2007 to 2011.