Some here on RMG have asked me, or at least in general, about more information about Bob Maginn. Well, I first heard of Bob Maginn thanks to a flyer put together by some great Bristol County activists that was given limited distribution at the birthday party for now former MassGOP Chairman Jennifer Nassour. The flyer had brief biographies and photos of each rumored candidate to date. Around the same time I received the letter that he mailed to every State Committee member. A few days later I discovered a voicemail on my home number from Bob asking me to give him a call. About three days later, I finally got around to returning that call. Bob and I spoke about an hour, about a wide variety of Republican political topics.
Bob holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, a Masters of Liberal Arts in Government from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. As you all may have read previously, Bob is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Jenzabar. At Jenzabar he transformed the company from a dotcom start-up to what has been called an industry-leading enterprise solution provider.
Furthermore, Bob runs the Jenzabar Foundation, the goal of which is to recognize and support humanitarian efforts and good works of student leaders and others serving the local and global community. The Foundation tries to educate and inspire future generations to create a better word through the fostering of a culture of service. The Jenzabar Foundation issues grants to institutions of higher education and other non-profit organizations with similarly aligned goals in order to accomplish its mission.
Let’s quash any rumors to rest right now. Bob is a devout Evangelical Christian who is extremely active in both his church and the community. He is both a fiscal and social conservative. Bob Maginn seeks to unite the Massachusetts Republican party around our core principles and issues that voters care about deeply such as job creation, fiscal discipline, Beacon Hill transparency, and conservative values. Bob will seek to unite, not divide, us and our Party around ideological differences.
Bob WILL NOT accept a salary as Chairman. This will save tens of thousands of dollars and allow crucial staff members, such as an Executive Director, to remain. Bob Maginn is going to put money into the MassGOP; he will not take it out. Bob Maginn is the only candidate that I know of who will Not take a salary.
A major concern for the MassGOP is quite frankly, fundraising. I don’t want to paint too dire a picture but let’s face it. The State Party – and most especially our candidates – needs money! Yes, we have Senator Brown to worry about but we also, just as importantly – if not more so – we have legislative incumbents & challengers come 2012. We have a grassroots farm team to cultivate! Bob Maginn will be an excellent fundraiser for our Party. Bob already served as a MassGOP Finance Chairman and as Finance Co-Chairman for both Mitt Romney and Scott Brown. Bob has been a maximum contributor to the State House PAC, helping to elect the doubling of our House caucus.
Bob Maginn will NOT merely be a top-down Chairman. Bob knows, from his own firsthand experience, what it was like to run down-ticket when he did so for State Treasurer in 1998. Bob gained the second most votes of any Republican on the ballot that year – excepting the Governor. Bob refuses to allow to-ballot races to burn up all the oxygen from our legislative candidates!
Bob Maginn has already built a broad base of support that includes United States Senator Scott Brown, Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, House Minority Leader Brad Jones, former Congressman & former MassGOP Chairman Peter Torkildsen, former Congressman Peter Blute, former Governor Mitt Rommey, former Governor Bill Weld, and former Governor Paul Cellucci. Recent state-wide candidates Karyn Polito and Mary Z. Connaughton have also endorsed Bob.
Bob’s goals as our next MassGOP Chairman include protecting and increasing our legislative gains. Re-electing Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate, create a candidate farm team by investing in the grassroots and allocating resources to winning municipal elections.
For all of these aforementioned reasons I, the State Committeeman of the Second Bristol and Plymouth district and Region 5 Chairman, support, endorse, and will cast my vote to elect Bob Maginn to be our next Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman on the evening of Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
— Brock N. Cordeiro