Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Party leaders endorse Laura Rigas for Republican State Committee for Suffolk and Middlesex District

REVERE — Today, Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr endorsed Laura Rigas for Republican State Committee for the First Suffolk and Middlesex District. The district includes Revere, Winthrop, East Cambridge, as well as Boston's Beacon Hill, Chinatown, North End, and East Boston.

Rigas has already been endorsed by Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and Revere City Councillor Anthony Zambuto.

“I am honored to be endorsed by Minority Leader Bruce Tarr in my campaign for Republican State Committee” Laura Rigas said. "Senator Tarr has led the fight for reform in the Massachusetts Legislature, is a strong leader among grassroots activists, and I've been proud to stand by him and help elect strong Republican leaders in the Commonwealth."

"We need leaders like Laura Rigas who can help us build a stronger Republican Party so we can build a stronger Massachusetts," said Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, a favorite among grassroots advocates.

Bruce E. Tarr is the minority leader of the Massachusetts Senate. He has been a member of the Senate since 1995, representing the 1st Essex and Middlesex District. He is a member of the United States Republican Party and a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

L-R: Revere City Councillor Anthony Zambuto, Laura Rigas, Senator Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, and Governor Charlie Baker. Photo Credit: Friends of Laura Rigas.

Laura Rigas, who lives and works in the district, is the Communications Director for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education in Boston. Prior to this, she worked as Vice President for Strategic Communications at Wise Public Affairs and National Communications Director for the American Conservative Union in Washington, D.C., which hosts the largest political gathering of conservatives in the nation, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). 

She served in several appointed leadership positions in the administration of President George W. Bush, at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice, and at the White House. She earned a Masters of Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts at the College of William & Mary, where she was student body president and the first student member of the Board of Visitors.

She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Boston. She has assisted in numerous statewide and local Republican campaigns in Massachusetts and is an instructor at the Leadership Institute, where she helped found its first grassroots and campaign training for women by women. She and her husband, Michael J. Rigas, live in Revere.

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