RELEASE: Selectmen from Three Towns Endorse Rick Green for Congress
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25th, 2018
Selectmen Bill Connolly (Clinton), Brian Burke (Stow), and Scott Duplisea (Hudson) endorse Rick Green, candidate for Congress in the Third District of Massachusetts, emphasizing his real-world business experience, his plans to create jobs and grow the economy, and his commitment to fixing local transportation infrastructure.
Connolly, Burke, and Duplisea said that Green, the co-founder of 1A Auto, one of the country's largest online auto parts companies, has the right experience to grow the district's economy and create jobs. They praised Green for prioritizing issues that are important to local communities, such as infrastructure and treatment for opioid addiction, and for committing to serve the interests of the people by pledging not to accept a lobbying job, book deal, or pension.
"Rick Green has the right skills for the job. As the founder and CEO of a world-class company, he is an experienced leader who knows how to hold people accountable and get results. His background gives him the right mindset to create good-paying jobs in the district, find creative solutions to the opioid epidemic, and fix our crumbling roads and bridges. Rick's real-world experience, results-driven leadership, and commitment to true public service are a breath of fresh air in today's political environment. We are hopeful that he will solve some of our district's most pressing issues."
"I appreciate the endorsement of Selectmen Connolly, Burke, and Duplisea, and I thank them for their support," said Green. "I am committed to fixing problems and getting results for each of our communities. If we work together, we can grow our economy, repair our crumbling infrastructure, and help those suffering from opioid addiction. As Congressman, the people of the Third District will always be my first priority, and I look forward to serving them every day."
Rick Green is the Co-Founder and CEO of 1A Auto, one of the country’s largest online auto parts companies. Rick and his brother Mike founded 1A to help people repair their own cars. The company succeeded due to one crucial innovation: 1A empowers their customers with a comprehensive series of practical how-to videos, free on their website.
Rick and Mike built 1A from nothing more than their shared passion for cars and the Green family work ethic. Today, 1A employs more than 450 people nationally, including at locations in Pepperell, Littleton, and Westford. It is the single largest seller of auto parts on eBay. 1A Auto’s more than 5,000 how-to videos have more than 250,000,000 views.
Rick is a graduate of North Middlesex High School in Townsend, MA. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, where he played wide receiver on the varsity football team. After college, Rick went to work in the aerospace industry, quickly finding his way to the most prestigious employer in that field, NASA.
While Rick was completing an MBA at the University of Virginia, he and Mike began to work together to build 1A Auto. Although not rocket science, Rick found building a company that empowered customers both challenging and rewarding. He enjoyed working with his brother, and he intended to raise a family of his own in Pepperell.
Today, Rick lives in Pepperell with his wife Maggie and their children Finlay (8), Tessa (6), and Gifford (4). He is a Cub Scout Den Leader and a soccer coach. The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, the state’s most influential fiscal and good governance watchdog organization, recently honored Rick for his service. He founded the group and served as its board chair until earlier this year.