Washington, D.C. — Today Log Cabin Republicans announced its Board of Directors has endorsed Richard Tisei for United States Congress. Tisei, a gay Republican and former Minority Whip in the Massachusetts State Legislature, is running to be the next Congressman in the state’s 6th Congressional District.

“The Sixth District deserves a Congressman who focuses on jobs, puts people before political party and understands that everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue happiness,” Tisei said. “Everyone deserves to be treated equally and fairly under the law. I appreciate that Log Cabin Republicans pursues that mission and I also appreciate their support and endorsement.”

As a local businessman and former State Senator, Tisei has developed a reputation as a problem solver who works across party lines to get things done, and focuses on the needs of those he represents. Tisei’s involvement in local politics began in 1984 when he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, becoming the youngest Republican elected in the Commonwealth’s history. His leadership continued in the Massachusetts State Senate where he served from 1990 to 2010.

Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo added:

It is with great enthusiasm that Log Cabin Republicans endorses Mr. Tisei. The people of the 6th Congressional District need reform-minded leadership, not a scandal-scarred tax-and-spend 17-year incumbent. As a longtime ally of Log Cabin Republicans, Mr. Tisei’s election would be historic: as a gay Republican he would be committed to advocating equality for all, adding his voice to the groundswell of common-sense conservatives poised to join the ranks of Congress next year.