Today Rick Green, State Commitee Member for the First Middlesex District, announced for Party Chairman. Rick is the current Chairman of MassFiscal Alliance. Here is his statement of candidacy.
Republican State Committee Members,
It has been my great pleasure to meet almost all of you over the last year, and I want to inform you of my intention to run for Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party. Wednesday afternoon, Chairman Bob Maginn announced his decision not to seek reelection. Bob has been a great leader for our party and the next Chairman will benefit tremendously from his hard work over the last year. I hope Bob will continue to be active within our party in the years ahead.
I was elected to the Republican State Committee in 2012 from the First Middlesex district which includes the communities of Lowell, Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell, Tyngsborough and Westford. As some background, I received my undergraduate degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. Over the last 13 years, my brother and I built a business from the ground up in Pepperell, Massachusetts. We had an idea and grew our business to be the largest seller of auto parts on eBay and one of the largest online auto parts companies in the country. We employee over 100 people, and have over $50 million in revenue.
I know how difficult it is to build something from scratch and how to succeed when you start from nothing. I have succeeded by building a great team and providing them the resources they need to be successful. When we work together we can accomplish amazing things. I am determined to see our state improve and am willing to commit the time and energy necessary to lead our party to a more competitive position.
In 2010, Scott Brown’s election tuned me in to politics. I always followed politics closely, but was busy starting a family and building my company. My father lent one of my family’s antique cars for Scott to use in a local parade. I still vividly recall that feeling on January 19, 2010 when Scott won and made history. I want to move this party forward so that we experience that feeling of victory and accomplishment again.
Over the days and weeks ahead, I hope to meet with all of you and discuss my plan for the Massachusetts Republican Party. More importantly, I want to listen. The combined wisdom of 79 great political minds is our biggest asset. For my part, I believe a rising tide lifts all boats. I want to help prepare the party for the upcoming elections and work with all of you so that we can have more electoral success in the future. Please feel free to contact me directly at any time. Thank you, and I hope to be in communication with you soon.
Republican State Committeeman
First Middlesex District