Washington, D.C. — Log Cabin Republicans is proud to announce the election of Richard Tisei to its National Board of Directors.

Mr. Tisei is a realtor and owner of Northrup Associates located in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. He served as a State Senator for 26 years, ultimately becoming the Senate Minority Leader, during which time he fought for balanced budgets and opposed tax increases. He was the 2010 GOP nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts running alongside the current Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker, as well as the Republican nominee for the United States House of Representatives in the 6th Congressional district of Massachusetts in 2012 and 2014. The son of a father who suffered from ALS and the brother of a sister who is disabled, Richard has also earned a reputation as a steadfast advocate for the disabled, senior citizens, children, and the LGBT community. He married his longtime partner Bernie Starr in 2013.

“Log Cabin Republicans plays an important role in the fight to ensure that the Republican Party stays true to its founding principles of promoting freedom and equality under the law for every American,” Mr. Tisei stated. “Obviously there is a lot of work that needs to be done to help our party grow and successfully move forward into the future. I am pleased to be part of this important effort as a member of the Log Cabin Republicans National Board of Directors.”

Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo added:

It is a tremendous honor to welcome Mr. Tisei to our National Board of Directors. Between his political pedigree and record of accomplishment in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mr. Tisei stands to not only grow Log Cabin Republicans, but to elevate our importance and prominence in this critical election year — and beyond.