(Me too. Full disclosure: Jen is a distant cousin on my Mother's side. - promoted by Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno)
It is my sincerest hope that Governor's Council Member - Jen Caissie runs for the open US Senate Seat.
For those who may not know Jen... she embodies the principles of the Republican Party of Lincoln.
She is exactly what our party needs - and what Massachusetts needs - at this moment.
She has the ability to unite concerned working families regardless of their political affiliations.
Keep an open mind - Jen Caissie represents the future of our party.
From her Website:
Accountability on issues that matter to people has always been a priority for me. Public safety has always been important to me, personally and professionally. Protecting the public and ensuring that victims are treated with respect will play an important role in how I vote on the Council. If I am fortunate enough to be elected, as a member of the Governor's Council I will ask judicial candidates the tough questions about their values and beliefs when it comes to public safety and victims' rights. As an Attorney who practices criminal law, and as a special prosecutor and police commissioner, I fully appreciate the need to protect the public and the need for conscientious judges who care about public safety. I am committed to putting the public interest before special interests, and party politics.
Primarily, the Governor's Council approves judges, clerks and votes of commutations and pardons. The Council also undertakes other tasks, but these are the most important. People who know me, know that I am a straight shooter and will vote to approve the best candidates, regardless of their political affiliation, last name or the size of the checks they donated to political candidates. I will ask the tough questions and fight for accountability and transparency on the Council, which means making the confirmation hearings more accessible to the public and looking into a judicial performance review process. I will not be a "good ole boy," or "rubber-stamp" (to which the Council has been recently referred as).
•Attorney - Full-time Diversified Law Practice (1998 to present)
•Oxford Selectwoman, 2003 to Present/ Chairman since 2005 to present
•Special Assistant District Attorney, Worcester County (For Select Cases)
•Corporator for the Webster Five Cents Savings Bank
•Member of the Harrington Memorial Hospital Corporation
•Adjunct Professor Quinsigamond Community College, 2000
•Adjunct Professor Quinebaug Valley Community College, 2001
•Worcester State College Trustee, 2002-2006
•Legislative Assistant; Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1997
•Legislative Assistant; Massachusetts Senate, 1996
•Assistant Women's Basketball Coach/Graduate Asst., Nichols College 1998-2000
•Juris Doctor-New England School of Law
•Master of Business Administration B Nichols College
•Bachelor of Arts-Assumption College, Magna Cum Laude,
•Oxford High School
Honors, Awards, and Activities
•Executive Case & Note Editor
◦New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement (NEJCCC)
◦Authored: Passing the Victims' Right Amendment: A Nation's March Towards a More Perfect Union, Volume 24 (June 1998) NEJCCC
•First female athlete from Oxford High School to receive a full Athletic Basketball Scholarship 1991-1995 (Assumption College)
•Patriot Newspaper Community Star Award
•Worcester Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, 2001
•Community Service Award, Town of Oxford, 2000