BARNSTABLE — Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings has endorsed Fran Manzelli for Republican Party State Committeeman for the Cape and Islands District. "Fran is a strong advocate for the Republican team here on Cape Cod, and I’m proud to call him my friend,” said Sheriff Cummings. "We need partners on the Republican State Committee to support candidates at every level, especially those with strong records on public safety and the opioid epidemic. Fran Manzelli is, and will continue to be, one of those leaders." A Barnstable resident, Manzelli is running for re-election to the Republican State Committee. Manzelli also serves as President of the Cape Cod Republican Club, a grassroots organization of hundreds of Cape and Islands conservatives who work together to support Republican candidates and causes.
“I am honored and thrilled to be endorsed by Sheriff Cummings for my campaign for Republican State Committeeman, and look forward to continuing my work to build the Republican Party here on Cape Cod,” Manzelli said. "For years, I've worked hard on behalf of great Republican leaders up and down the ticket, and look forward to continuing that positive momentum for the Cape and Islands in the future."
The Massachusetts Republican State Committee is an elected body of 80 members, one man and one woman from each of the Commonwealth’s forty state senate districts, that serves as the governing body for the state party. Members of the State Committee are elected every four years on the presidential primary ballot. The 2020 State Committee elections will take place on March 3rd, and Republicans and unaffiliated voters may participate in the election.