You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live



▼  3rd Inning 0 outs

Scott Brown aide seeks Mass. GOP chairmanship

Kirsten Hughes declared her candidacy for chairwoman of the Massachusetts Republican Party a day after the current chairman announced he would not seek reelection next month.

Hughes told state committee members of her plans in a letter released today. A former political field director for the MassGOP who ran the party’s state convention in 2010, Hughes is a Quincy city councilor who was elected last year in a district with only 10 percent Republicans, she wrote.

Continue reading below

“It was during my time working at the MassGOP helping others run their campaigns (and by running my own campaign for elected office) that I discovered the value of our Republican town and city committees to local candidates,” she wrote.

Hughes, a professional singer and an attorney, also served as deputy finance director for the unsuccessful reelection campaign of US Senator Scott Brown. Two state committee members told the Globe Wednesday that Brown is pushing to install Hughes as chairman as he positions for his next political move.

The current chairman, Robert A. Maginn Jr., told state committee members Wednesday that he would not run for reelection in January.

Stephanie Ebbert can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @stephanieebbert.
Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of