The announcement was made by Steven Aylward:
Steven Aylward of Watertown has announced that he will run for Republican State Committeeman in the Second Suffolk and Middlesex senatorial district. The district encompasses Belmont, Watertown, and several wards and precincts in Cambridge and Boston.
"I am running for state committeeman because I want to end one-party rule in Massachusetts. With enrollment in our party at a scant 11 percent, what we have been doing in the past is simply not working. We need a new strategies, and bold new ideas to bring our party back to the status it once enjoyed.
"We need to energize our base, and work to win elections at every level, from school committee to governor. When I am elected, I will not embrace the long time and failed 'Corner Office Only' strategy, where financial support is given exclusively to the gubernatorial candidate. All good Republican candidates at all levels deserve consideration for the financial support of the party."
Steve Aylward is the Chairman of the Watertown Republican Town Committee. He is a former elected official in Watertown, serving four years on the Watertown School Committee, and two as chairman. He is the founding president and current board member of the Watertown Cable Access Corporation, and is the vice president of the Massachusetts Republican Assembly. Aylward lives in Watertown with his wife and family.