Republicans from Pembroke, Kingston, Plymouth, Bourne, Sandwich and Falmouth will caucus next week to select a new state committeeman from the Plymouth and Barnstable district.
PLYMOUTH – Republicans from Pembroke, Kingston, Plymouth, Bourne, Sandwich and Falmouth will caucus next week to select a new state committeeman from the Plymouth and Barnstable district.
State Sen. Vinny deMacedo, R-Plymouth, resigned from the position as state committeeman for the district earlier this month, citing increased demands of his work in the legislature.
DeMacedo, who has served as the district’s state committeeman for more than three years, said his duties as a state senator prevent him from fulfilling duties of the job, which include attending monthly Republican Town Committee meetings in each of the district’s six towns.
“I’ve loved serving the last three years, but it become too challenging with all the work we’re doing. This is my busy time, traveling all over the state and the district,” deMacedo said.
Eligible Republican Committee Town Committee members from the six towns will chose deMacedo’s successor at a caucus next Wednesday at Hotel 1620 in downtown Plymouth. Each town can have up to 35 town committee members, so approximately 200 Republicans will be voting.
As of Thursday, only one Republican had publicly emerged as a candidate for the position.
Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald Jr. confirmed this week that he will seek the position.
McDonald, who was re-elected to a six-year term as sheriff in November, said he appreciates deMacedo’s work on behalf of the district and understands how the constraints of his office as well as the two-year election cycle make it difficult for him to serve on the State Committee