Congressional candidate Richard Tisei announced yesterday he's appointed Wakefield resident Jim Cotter to lead a new “Veterans for Tisei” coalition group intended to guide his campaign and assist in the campaign’s outreach to veterans and veteran’s families.
Cotter, an Air Force Sergeant (E-4) who served during the Vietnam War from 1964 through 1968, founded the non-profit “Wakefield Cares,” an organization committed to the challenge of assisting homeless veterans in Massachusetts. Cotter is well known in veteran circles throughout the 6thCongressional district through his involvement in the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and other organizations.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to lead Richard’s efforts with our veterans," Cotter said. "It’s a real mission for me and I know that Richard has long been committed to veteran’s issues and that, as our Congressman, his commitment will remain strong,” said Cotter. “Many veterans are already active in Richard’s campaign. They range from the Korean War to Afghanistan and Iraq – the full spectrum of generations. And they have a home at Richard’s campaign which we will continue to expand exponentially in the coming months.”
Tisei called Cotter's efforts through Wakefield Cares a "point of light" in the 6th Congressional district.
“I want to express my gratitude to Jim Cotter for his service to our country and his and Susanne’s efforts here at home for our homeless," said Tisei. “I am excited to have Jim’s guidance as well as the many other veterans who are becoming involved in the campaign and look forward to continuing my strong efforts on their behalf as the new Congressman in January 2013.”