RELEASE: ANDOVER SELECTMEN CHAIRMAN ALEX VISPOLI AND DRACUT SELECTWOMAN ALISON HUGHES ENDORSE RICK GREEN FOR CONGRESS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : AUGUST 27, 2018
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Andover Selectmen Chairman Alex Vispoli and Dracut Selectwoman Alison Hughes endorse Rick Green, candidate for Congress in the Third District of Massachusetts, emphasizing his business experience, his plans to grow the economy and tackle the opioid crisis, and his pledges to serve the interests of his constituents at all times.
Vispoli and Hughes said that Green, the co-founder of 1A Auto, one of the country's largest online auto parts companies, stands out among the crowded field of candidates. They said that he is the best candidate to boost the Third District’s economy, create jobs, and find solutions for the epidemic of opioid addiction in the region. They praised his commitment to serving the people and his pledges to put the needs of his constituents first.
“The field of candidates is crowded, but Rick Green stands out. He is laser-focused on the issues that really matter for our district’s families. As a successful entrepreneur, he knows what it takes to create good, stable jobs and get our economy booming. He has the leadership skills to tackle the opioid crisis, get drugs off the streets, and help people recover from addiction. He is running to serve you and your family, not enrich himself—which is why he has promised never to accept a lobbying job, government pension, or book deal. He is the right person at the right time, and we are proud to endorse him to be our next representative in Congress.”
“I thank Selectman Vispoli and Selectwoman Hughes for their endorsement and I appreciate their support,” said Green. “I have had success in business because I know how to identify my customers’ problems and empower them to fix them. Now I want to do the same thing for the hard-working men and women of the Third District. If we work together, we can fix our district’s most pressing issues. I look forward to working with local government, as well as state and federal officials, to resolve the opioid crisis, create jobs, and make our district a better place.”
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.