In response to Richard Tisei's stance on the GOP and backing gay marriage, I’m reminded of the best piece of advice my father gave me; "Never be afraid to stand up and fight for what you believe in, and know that sometimes you will fight alone." I have a lot of respect and admiration for those who lead by that very example; Richard Tisei is standing up for what he believes in. This past weekend when Massachusetts Republicans gathered to nominate candidates for statewide office, Richard wasn't there in protest to the Republican State Committee's overwhelming support of their new platform that frowns upon abortion and gay marriage. Massachusetts Republicans need to learn from Richard and follow his lead into the 21st century. As a wife, mother and small business owner I support Richard Tisei because I know Richard will go to Washington and fight with conviction for all of us. Thank you Richard for leading by positive example especially for my three daughters, you are admirable.