Dante Vitagliano
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Pepperell Selectmen Lisa Ferolito, Roland Nutter, and Bill Greathead endorse Rick Green, candidate for Congress in the Third District of Massachusetts, saying that he is a proud Pepperell native and family man, a successful entrepreneur who can create jobs here at home, and a man of character who is running to serve the people of his community.

Nutter, Greathead, and Ferolito said that Green, a Pepperell native and the co-founder of 1A Auto, is a skilled businessman who has experience creating jobs for Third District residents. They also praised his character and his strong history of community involvement in Pepperell. They noted that he is running for the right reasons: to advocate for the needs of the men and women of the Third District.

“Rick Green is exactly the kind of person we need in Congress. A Pepperell native, he is a skilled entrepreneur and executive who knows how to create good, middle-class jobs right here at home. His experience and leadership will strengthen our cities and towns economically. But he is not just a businessman - he is also a family man who truly believes in giving back to his community. Knowing him, we are confident that he is in this race for the right reasons: to improve the lives of our district's men and women. As Congressman, he will be a strong voice for your family's needs. He is a good man who will be an excellent representative, and we are proud to endorse him for Congress.”

"It means a lot to me to receive the endorsement and support of Selectmen Nutter, Greathead, and Ferolito” said Green. “This district is my home. I grew up here, started my business here, and have been raising my family here. Now I'm running for Congress because I want to make our home a better place for everyone. Just like Pepperell, this district.


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 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. 

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.

Justin Stlouis