Yesterday the Eric Dahlberg committee announced that former Governor and Ambassador to Canada A. Paul Cellucci, Jr. has joined his campaign as Honorary co-Chairman. Governor Cellucci joins Honorary Chair Lucile “Cile” Hicks, who represented the Third Middlesex District in the State Senate from 1990 to 1996. Dahlberg is running for the Third Middlesex District State Senate seat. Also in the race is Sandi Martinez of Chelmsford.
“I am pleased to sign on as Honorary Co-Chair of the Dahlberg campaign’s steering committee,” said Governor Cellucci, who served as the Commonwealth’s chief executive from 1997 to 2001. “Eric is the right candidate for the Third Middlesex District: an independent, fiscally conservative, reform-minded public servant who will bring some badly needed commonsense back to Beacon Hill.”
“I am honored that Governor Cellucci has joined the team,” said Dahlberg. “His fiscally conservative views match my own.”
In addition to Governor Cellucci, State Representative Brad Hill (R-Ipswich) has also signed on to the Dahlberg Campaign’s Steering Committee, as have several current and former local officials from across the Third Middlesex District, including: Carlisle Selectman Bill Tice, Chelmsford School Committee member Nick DeSilvio, former Chelmsford Selectmen Philip Eliopoulos and Stu Weisfeldt, and Bedford Finance Committee member Thomas Busa.
These new members join several current and former elected officials who previously signed on to the committee: former State Senator Cile Hicks; former State Senator Brian P. Lees, long-serving Senate Republican leader; state Representative Lewis G. Evangelidis; state Representative Jeffrey D. Perry; state Representative Karyn E. Polito; former State Representative Reed V. Hillman, who also served as Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police (1996-1999) and who was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2006; former State Representative Susan W. Pope; and former State Representative Brian Cresta, who also previously served as Chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party.