RELEASE: STATE REPRESENTATIVE LEONARD MIRRA ENDORSES RICK GREEN FOR CONGRESS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 20, 2018
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State Representative Leonard Mirra (Second Essex District) endorses Rick Green, candidate for Congress in the Third District of Massachusetts, saying that he is a man of action who will deliver real results for Third District families on issues like jobs, infrastructure, and the opioid crisis.
Mirra said that Green, the co-founder of 1A Auto, is a proven job creator who will improve the Merrimack Valley’s economy and bring jobs to the region. He praised Green’s emphasis on fixing local problems such as the district’s crumbling roads and bridges. He noted that Green, a successful entrepreneur and executive, is a man of action who will work day and night for Third District families.
“Rick Green is the right candidate to bring the Merrimack Valley forward. He is a proven job creator who knows how to get our economy booming. He will work to fix our crumbling infrastructure and find effective solutions to the opioid crisis. Third District families can count on him to faithfully advocate for their interests in Washington. Our district needs action, and Rick is a man of action. I am proud to endorse him for Congress.”
“I thank Representative Mirra for his endorsement and support of my candidacy,” said Green. “By coordinating between local, state, and federal officials, we can develop comprehensive solutions to the issues facing our district. I am glad to have Representative Mirra on our team, and I look forward to working with him to deliver results for the hard-working men and women of the Third 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.