Richard Tisei is a longtime resident of the 6th Congressional District His great grandparents emigrated from Tivoli, Italy, and arrived in Lynn. His father was a local builder and his mother ran a small business. Richard attended Lynnfield Public Schools before earning his B.A. degree from American University in 1984. That same year, Richard won a surprise victory in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, becoming the youngest Republican ever elected to that body. A realtor and small businessman in Lynnfield, Richard went on to win another upset election as a state senator in 1990. In 2010, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker named Richard as his running mate and was confirmed unanimously by delegates at the 2010 Republican State Convention as the candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Richard, who has three sisters, lives with his partner of 18 years in their home on Main Street in Wakefield, MA. He is the co-owner of Northrup Associates Realtors in Lynnfield, MA., which has grown into one of the largest independent real estate firms on the North Shore. Richard served as President of the Eastern Middlesex Association of Realtors and was named “Realtor of the Year” by the group in 2009. Richard is a licensed real estate broker and insurance agent, and is a member of the Lynn and Wakefield Chambers of Commerce.