Former MA GOP chair and State Rep Brian Cresta endorses Eric Dahlberg for State Senate

The Chelmsford Independent carries the awesome news:

Former chairman of state GOP endorses Chelmsford’s Dahlberg for state Senate

GateHouse News Service

Posted Jul 27, 2010 @ 11:13 AM

Waltham – Brian Cresta, a former chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party and state representative, is endorsing Eric Dahlberg in his bid for state senate, according to the Dahlberg Committee.

The Committee announced Cresta’s endorsement Tuesday. Cresta chaired the Massachusetts Republican Party from 1999 to 2001 and represented Wakefield, Lynnfield and Middleton in the state House of Representatives from 1994 to 2001.

“Eric represents the next generation of leaders who have stepped forward to put Massachusetts back on track,” said Cresta, who served as Regional Director of the US Department of Health and Human Services from 2001 to 2006 and who is a Middleton selectman. “He’ll bring the right combination of experience, principles, and energy to the State Senate.”

Dahlberg said he is pleased to have the backing of Cresta.

“Brian and I share a passion for public service and for health care issues,” said Dahlberg. “It’s fantastic to have the support of someone who has accomplished so much for our state and for our party.”

Last week, Dahlberg was endorsed by Susan Pope, former state representative from the Thirteenth Middlesex district, which includes Lincoln, Sudbury, and Wayland.  Dahlberg is also being endorsed by Reed Hillman, 2006 GOP nominee for Lieutenant Governor and former commander of the Massachusetts State Police, Waltham City Councilor Diane LeBlanc and Concord Selectman Greg Howes. Former Governor Paul Cellucci and former State Senator Cile Hicks serve as honorary co-chairs of the Dahlberg campaign’s Steering Committee.

About Eric Dahlberg

Eric Dahlberg is a Republican candidate for State Senate in the Third Middlesex district.  According to his release, his priorities are to lower taxes, streamline government, improve business climate, and representation that is independent, responsive and accountable.  Eric is currently the vice chairman of the Chelmsford Board of Selectmen.  His professional background is in health care policy – he is presently a consultant in that field.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in American history at Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in public policy at Georgetown University.  Eric resides in Chelmsford with his wife Suzanne, a cancer researcher, and their dog, Teddy. Additional information about Eric is available at

About the Third Middlesex district

The Third Middlesex district is comprised of the nine communities of Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lexington (precincts 3, 8, and 9 only), Lincoln, Sudbury (precincts 1 and 4 only), Waltham, and Weston.

Link to the Chelmsford Independent’s story is here:

Former chairman of state GOP endorses Chelmsford’s Dahlberg for state Senate…

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