Log Cabin Republicans Statement on the Nomination of Massachusetts State Senator Richard Tisei

November 23, 2009 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

(Boston, MA)  – Log Cabin Republicans Boston Chapter Leader Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld issued the following statement following the announcement of Charlie Baker's running mate choice, Massachusetts State Senator Richard Tisei:

"Log Cabin Republicans is happy to hear that Charlie Baker has selected state Senator Richard Tisei as his running mate in the upcoming gubernatorial election. This is not the first time Massachusetts has seen an openly-gay Republican run for this office, but we are proud to present a candidate with such a distinguished career in public service with deep roots in his community and a commitment to advance economic prosperity in our state."

Richard Tisei is the longest serving Republican member of the Massachusetts Legislature, making him the Dean of the GOP Delegation. He also holds the distinction of being the youngest Republican ever elected to the Massachusetts Legislature at age 22 in 1984. Currently serving his tenth term as a senator, Tisei was elected Senate Minority Leader in January 2007. He had previously served as the Assistant Minority Leader since 1997.