Sponsors: Anthony Barrows (Suffolk County), Scott Laugenour (Berkshire Hampshire Franklin & Hampden District), Merelice (Norfolk County), Elie Yarden (Middlesex County)
Floor Manager: Anthony Barrows
Committee Vetting: CDLC
Background: The GRP has standing procedures for considering the nomination and endorsement of candidates in elections. Nominations can be extended to those candidates who are registered GRP. Endorsements can be extended for Independent/Unenrolled candidates. The proposal affirms that the party is separate from a campaign organization, although individual party members can choose on their own to work on any individual campaign that they wish.
Proposal Summary: This proposal establishes a policy that confirms the party's neutrality in an election until after a contested primary election or, if there is no contested primary, until after the filing deadline.
Proposal: The State Committee adopts a policy to take no action of endorsing or nominating a candidate for public office until after the filing deadline established by the Commonwealth for seeking that office. In the case of a contested GRP primary it will indicate no preference and will respect the choice of primary voters.
Financial Impact: none
Implementation: CDLC will advise prospective candidates of this policy as appropriate.