I'm saddened to learn today that Republican State Committeeman John MacMillan II of Billerica died this past Saturday at the Bedford Veterans Administration Hospital. A veteran of both the US Air Force & the Massachusetts Air National Guard, he & his wife Sandy were activists in the best sense of the word. MacMillan was a longtime chairman of the Billerica GOP Town Committee as well as an active member of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee. He not only talked the talk, he walked the walk. MacMillan was a mentor for countless GOP activists (notably State Representative Marc Lombardo whom MacMillan supported at the very outset of his political career when Lombardo ran for & won his seat as a Selectman in Billerica). He was a loyal friend & a faithful conservative. May he rest in peace.