For Immediate Release

Sholley for Congress

8 Lakeshore Drive, Norfolk, MA 02056

508 528-8420   •

June 28 —The Sholley for Congress Committee announces the candidacy of Earl Henry Sholley for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District.  Sholley qualified for the November ballot against the incumbent Barney Frank.  Mr. Sholley, a Republican, does not have an opponent in the September Primary.

Sholley is a 1978 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in Plant & Soil Sciences. He is also a graduate of the Massachusetts Legislative Seminar. He served in the Peace Corps, and is a US Army Veteran. Sholley ran for State Rep in 1996, and for the State Senate in 2000 and 2002.  He lost to Scott Brown in 2004 in a special primary election.  Brown went on to become State Senator.

Sholley owned Grass Roots Lawn & Landscaping Company for 24 years. He was born in 1948, is a widower, and is the proud father of two daughters.

Sholley believes in less government and fewer taxes. He also believes in term limits, and he would limit his public service to two terms if elected.  His priorities, in addition to downsizing government, are an energy policy, a balanced budget, saving social security, making health care more affordable and more preventative, solving the banking and real estate crisis, controlling illegal immigration, keeping Americans safe, strengthening the dollar, and combating inflation.  Sholley is in favor of School Choice, a Defense of Marriage Act, Divorce Reform, Judicial Accountability, Parental Rights, and Presumptive Shared Custody.

A campaign kickoff event will be held on Tuesday, June 24th, in conjunction with the New Bedford Republican City Committee Party at the Catwalk Bar and Grille, 34 Union Street, New Bedford.  The event will begin at 7:00.  Tickets are available at the door for $10.00 each.

The campaign can be contacted at 508 528-8420 for information or to volunteer. Campaign contributions to Sholley for Congress can be sent to 8 Lakeshore Drive, Norfolk, MA 02056. The web address (under construction) is

# # #

CPF / The Fatherhood Coalition

A non-profit, all volunteer organization of men and women advocating for fatherhood since 1994