Third District Republican Candidate Green: How I’ll Keep Congress Accountable

Republican 3rd district congressional candidate Rick Green (center) appeared on WHAV's Open Mic Show on Oct. 8, 2018. (WHAV News photograph)

Third district congressional candidate Rick Green (center) appeared on WHAV's Open Mic Show on Oct. 8, 2018. (WHAV News photograph)

Republican Rick Green made a last-minute pitch to Haverhill voters over the WHAV airwaves this week, appearing on the Open Mic Show less than a month before residents of the 3rd district cast their votes for the candidate to succeed Congresswoman Niki Tsongas.

Green, facing off against Democrat Lori Trahan, told Open Mic Show co-hosts Bill Macek and Bill Ellis during the Oct. 8 show that he knows right where he’ll start if he’s elected next month. A major priority for the candidate, who co-founded and owns online auto parts retailer 1A Auto, is balancing the budget.

“Congress should have to live under the same rules and laws as everybody. One of the first things I’ll do is propose a bill that Congress can’t get their pay increased until they balance the budget,” reasoned Green.” You and I have to balance our checkbooks at home and Congress should have to do the same thing.”

The Pepperell native vows not to vote for a budget that doesn’t bring the deficit down year-over-year, he said Monday.

Creating more than 500 jobs across the state through his auto parts retail outfit, Green intends to give back to the community while continuing to bolster the local economy.

“When I tell you I know what it takes to get the economic engine of the 3rd district running, it’s because I’ve done it,” said the candidate. “It’s because of that success that I’m running for Congress: It’s my way of giving back.”

For more from Green ahead of the Nov. 6 election—including how his “diversity of thought” sets him apart from Trahan—listen to the full Open Mic Show segment now!

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