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|U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 6|
|Massachusetts State Senate|
|High school||Lynnfield High School|
|Birthday||August 13, 1962|
|Place of birth||Somerville, MA|
|Profession||Real Estate Broker|
Tisei represented the Middlesex and Essex district in the Massachusetts State Senate from 1990 to 2011 and served as Minority Leader in the Massachusetts Senate from 2007 to 2011.
His other political experience includes being the assistant minority leader for the Massachusetts Senate from 1997-2006; he was also the second assistant minority floor leader for the Massachusetts Senate from 1993-1996. Tisei was a representative in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1985-1991; and chair for Weld for Governor campaign in 1990, and served on the Middlesex County Charter Commission from 1986-1988.
Tisei has professional experience as a business owner and a realtor since 1991.
Tisei earned his Bachelors degree in 1984 at American University.
Tisei is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Massachusetts' 6th District. Tisei is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. He faces Bill Hudak in the September 6, 2012 Republican primary. Incumbent Democrat John Tierney is seeking re-election.
According to the Washington Post, Massachusetts' 6th is a battleground district in 2012, with redistricting making it less solidly Democratic. Furthermore, Democratic incumbent John Tierney faces PR issues and Tisei is a strong candidate with the potential to be the first openly gay, non-incumbent Republican congressman.
|2010 Massachusetts lieutenant gubernatorial general election|
|Democratic Party||Tim Murray||48.44%|
|Republican Party||Richard Tisei||42.09%|
|Green Party||Rick Purcell||1.43%|
On November 4, 2008, Tisei was re-elected senator for the Massachusetts Senate for the Middlesex and Essex district.  In this election he raised $263,850-; of that total $255,734 (97.4%) was from in state contributions and $6,837 (2.6%) was from out of state contributions.
|Massachusetts State Senate - Middlesex and Essex district|
|Richard Tisei (R)||56,460|
In 2008 Richard Tisei collected $263,850 in donations. 
Four of his largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Retired Public Employees||$1,000|
Richard Tisei was born in Somerville, Massachusetts and was raised in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He is currently single.
- Richard Tisei for Congress Official Campaign Website
- Richard Tisei for Congress Official Facebook
- Richard Tisei 2012 Official Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Tisei
- Open Secrets "Massachusetts Congressional District 6 Election 2012" Accessed January 5, 2012
- Washington Post blog "The 10 House districts that might surprise you," May 11, 2012
- Return of Votes for Massachusetts State Election November 4, 2008
- Follow the Money 2008
- 2008 contributors to Richard Tisei
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