Dante Vitagliano
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Representative Sheila Harrington of the First Middlesex District endorses Rick Green, candidate for Congress in the Third District of Massachusetts, emphasizing his experience as a successful entrepreneur and his pledges never to accept a lobbying job, book deal, or government pension.

Harrington said that Green, the co-founder of 1A Auto, one of the country's largest online auto parts companies, is the kind of visionary and accomplished leader Massachusetts needs. She praised his commitment to public service and his promises to put the needs of the people first. She emphasized his experience in business, saying that it makes him the right candidate to develop bold, innovative solutions to the issues the Third District is facing.

“Rick Green is far and away the best candidate to represent our district in Congress. Massachusetts needs bold, visionary leadership. As an innovative and successful entrepreneur, Rick clearly stands out among the field. His promises never to take a lobbying job, write a book, or accept a government pension show that he is in this race for the people, not to benefit himself. Our district needs a leader who is committed to doing the right thing for our communities. I’m proud to endorse Rick Green for Congress and I look forward to working with him to make our home a better place.”

“I thank Representative Harrington for her endorsement and support of my candidacy,” said Green. “Massachusetts needs principled leaders who always put the people’s needs above their own. I’ve already had success in business. Running for Congress isn’t about boosting my career. It’s something I am doing because I am passionate about improving our communities. I am looking forward to bringing my business leadership experience to Washington and getting things done for the hard-working families 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.

Justin Stlouis