POST-GAZETTE - Res Publica

Any Registered Republican Can Run and Win.

by David Trumbull

January 8, 2010

The Republican State Convention will be held April 17, 2010 in Worcester and the various Republican Town and Ward Committees will be meeting during the period January 20th to February 3rd to elect delegates to the convention.

Here in my ward, Boston Ward Three, which includes the North End, the West End, and nearby areas, we have not yet set the date for our caucus to elect delegates. If you are interested in being elected delegate to the convention, please contact me at We have 12 delegate slots to fill. You need not be present at the caucus to win. Any registered Republican as of December 1, 2009 is eligible to be a delegate. You must be a resident of ward in which you seek election.

Post-Gazette readers in East Boston live in Ward One, which has been allocated ten delegates. In nearby Charlestown, Ward Two, nine delegates will be elected. If you are interested in running for delegate in those wards, or anywhere else in the Commonwealth, you may also contact me and Iíll get you information on the caucus in your Town, or Ward in the case of cities.

In some places where there are many Republican activists there will be active competition for coveted delegate positions. However, if you are interested in running for delegate it is worth looking into your chances for election. In some towns and wards the number of delegates allocated exceeds the number of persons on the local Republican Committee and you may have an excellent shot at getting elected. I myself have been at ward caucuses where someone showing up for his or her first time at a Republican meeting got elected delegate to the State Convention.

The Republican Party of Massachusetts welcomes all voters desiring to advance our party principles in the Commonwealth. We champion job creation, entrepreneurship, and small businesses, demand individual freedom, defend family values, and limit government and taxation. All the while, we protect fundamental basics such as public safety and public education.

[David Trumbull is the chairman of the Boston Ward Three Republican Committee. Boston's Ward Three includes the North End, West End, part of Beacon Hill, downtown, waterfront, Chinatown, and part of the South End.]