WESTFORD — The following press release was shared with WestfordCAT by the Committee to Elect Dennis Galvin for publication and distribution.
Dennis Galvin of Westford announced his bid for a third term on the Massachusetts Republican State Committee in the newly redistricted Worcester-Middlesex Senate District. Galvin held a seat representing the First Middlesex District since 2016. The new district extends west to Clinton, Leominster, and Fitchburg.
Galvin chose a recent meeting of the Westford Republican Town Committee, to kick off his bid. In his remarks, he compared the state committee to the front office of a professional sports team, saying that “obtaining the right players, coaches, and material support” makes a championship team. He said the same is true of a political party, that “recruiting winning candidates, campaign managers and raising financial support” is the path to success. Galvin offered the dismal record of the Republican party in Massachusetts as evidence of its “front office failures.”
While the race is open to Republican and Unenrolled voters only, Galvin said it impacts every citizen in the Commonwealth. He cautioned that “Massachusetts finds itself in dire straits with a lost democracy and diminishing liberty, all because the state lacks an authentic two-party system.” He described Beacon Hill as a “uni-party” government “dominated by progressive Democrats, but insulated by so-called Republicans.” He said “they have made a pretense of democracy turning into a “puppet show”.
The path for change, according to Galvin is to “restore an authentic two-party system by rebranding the Republican Party as the party for working people.” He said, “It must be rebuilt from the bottom up stressing support for; the US Constitution, the free enterprise system, and energy independence.” He particularly singled out preserving parental rights, securing the southern border, and ensuring safe streets as critical priorities. Galvin said that “a new party capable of advancing and defending this message must be built”. Organization, fundraising and rational policies, solving “real problems” are his recipe for changing the political dynamics of the state.
Galvin served as the chair of the party’s by-law committee and was a member of a select audit committee, that identified mismanagement of party funds. He ran for state representative twice and served on the Westford Planning Board. The election for the Republican state committee will be held on March 5 during the 2024 presidential primary.
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