Boston Ward 21 Republican Committee Endorses Candidates For Statewide Office At MassGOP Convention

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April 27, 2010

Boston Ward 21 Republican Committee

Contact: Eric Gittleman

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Allston-Brighton Republicans unanimously endorse Baker, Tisei, Polito, and Campbell; A-B Republicans also vote to endorse Jain

The Boston Ward 21 Republican Committee and its elected slate of delegates endorsed candidates for statewide office at the 2010 Massachusetts Republican State Convention at the DCU Center in Worcester April 17.  Ward 21 Republicans in Worcester voted unanimously to endorse former Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charlie Baker of Swampscott for Governor, Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei of Wakefield for Lieutenant Governor, state Representative Karyn Polito of Shrewsbury for Treasurer and Receiver-General, and Woburn city clerk Bill Campbell for Secretary of the Commonwealth.  The Ward 21 delegation also voted to endorse Kamal Jain of Lowell for Auditor, with five votes for Jain and two for former Turnpike Authority board member Mary Zarrilli Connaughton of Framingham.  Overall, in the auditor’s race, Allston-Brighton Republicans voted 5-4 to endorse Kamal Jain.

“We are pleased to endorse and support this high-quality slate of strong candidates, headed by the winning ticket of Charlie Baker and Richard Tisei,” said Eric Gittleman, the secretary and treasurer of the Ward 21 Republican Committee.  “Charlie has a proven record of results from his time as Secretary of Administration and Finance, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Swampscott selectman, and most recently as CEO of Harvard Pilgrim, the best-managed health plan in the Commonwealth and highest-rated according to customer service.  Also, Richard has been fighting for the cities, towns, and people of Massachusetts on Beacon Hill for 25 years; he is the best man to shepherd this agenda through the Great and General Court.  Overall, this ticket is the right one to restore good government principles and trust, encourage strong business development, and get the economy of Massachusetts working again.”

The race for auditor was the closest in the overall endorsement campaign.  Connaughton won the endorsement of the Convention, but Jain qualified for the primary ballot by one vote.

“The auditor’s race proves that every vote counts,” said Gittleman.  “We are glad that we were able to ensure that Kamal would be on the September primary ballot so that he can continue to deliver his message of total transparency in state government.

“We look forward to a spirited primary campaign, and we are confident that whomever wins the nomination September 14 between Kamal and Mary Z. will provide a clear choice for Massachusetts voters in ensuring that state government works for them and in knowing where their tax dollars are headed.”

The Boston Ward 21 Republican Committee remains committed to building the activist network in Ward 21 and in Allston-Brighton, as well as supporting legislative candidates throughout the city and the Commonwealth.

“We have a number of strong candidates here in Boston, including Brad Marston for State Representative in the Eighth Suffolk district–Back Bay and Beacon Hill, Patrick Brennan for State Representative in the Fourth Suffolk district–South Boston, Brad Williams for State Senate in the Suffolk and Norfolk district including West Roxbury, and Frank Addivinola for State Senate in the First Suffolk and Middlesex district including East Boston and the West End,” Gittleman said.  “These candidates represent the best and the brightest and will work to restore competitive balance to Beacon Hill through being champions for limited, efficient, and effective government; lower taxes; and strengthening business in Boston and in Massachusetts.”

About the Boston Ward 21 Republican Committee

The Boston Ward 21 Republican Committee represents the Massachusetts Republican Party and Republican activists in the City of Boston Ward 21, comprising portions of Allston, Brighton, and Fenway/Kenmore.  It is a part of the Boston Republican City Committee pursuant to Chapter 52, Section 3 of the General Laws of Massachusetts.

For more information please contact Eric Gittleman, Secretary and Treasurer, at 617.256.3742 or; or visit the Ward 21 Republican Committee Facebook page at…

Information on Ward Committee email addresses, Web pages, and Twitter accounts coming soon.

The Boston Ward 21 Republican Committee is responsible for the content of this release.  Not authorised or paid for by any candidate or candidate’s committee.


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