“I’m thrilled to have Frank DiBona lead our team in this campaign,” said Ruggiero. “I’m impressed with his experience, but what he really brings to the table is an enthusiasm and work ethic that is unmatched. Frank is a strong organizer and an incredibly smart young man. He’ll be an incredible asset to our campaign.”
DiBona has previous campaign experience on the federal and statewide levels. He served as an Organizing Fellow for Ed Markey for U.S. Senate, responsible for volunteer recruitment and training for field efforts, targeting and canvass strategy, and voter identification. DiBona also contributed to field efforts for Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate, focused on voter persuasion, volunteer recruitment, and voter registration. In addition, DiBona served as field organizer, scheduler, and social media coordinator for Deborah Goldberg’s successful campaign to Massachusetts State Treasurer.
DiBona previously served as a legislative aide for State Representative Rhonda Nyman, where he managed all office operations in the Massachusetts State House and in the legislative district. In this role, he also: coordinated with state agencies to address constituent outreach; directed legislation and policy development; and created and executed communications strategy and products, including speeches, press releases, and social media and web presence. DiBona also served in an internship role for U.S. Congressman Bill Keating, involved with communications, research, and constituent response.
DiBona earned an Associate’s Degree in Social Sciences from Quincy College. He is also a recent graduate of George Washington University (GWU), where he received his B.A. in Political Science. At GWU, DiBona served as chair of the Phi Kappa Psi Philanthropy Committee, where he focused efforts on raising funds for veterans and their families. DiBona is a former member of the Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society and the Gamma Beta Phi Community Service Society. He served as a volunteer for Teach For America, and a political journalist for Q.C. Voice student newspaper.
Joe Ruggiero declared his candidacy for State Representative for the First Suffolk District in December, representing East Boston. Joe is a lifelong East Boston resident and small business owner. He is an active member of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce and a recent appointee to the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan Committee. He has been a dedicated volunteer and leader for a number of youth-based organizations within East Boston, including the East Boston YMCA, East Boston Youth Basketball League, East Boston Little League, and the Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). In addition to his roles in youth mentoring and neighborhood business development, Ruggiero is an active member of St. Joseph & Lazarus Parish, and an active organizer of East Boston Substance Abuse Awareness Day and founding organizer of the Mayor's Annual Family Fun Day. To learn more about Joe Ruggiero and his candidacy, visit www.RuggieroforRep.com.