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Gosule Takes Initial Steps to Run for Senate

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Victims’ advocate Les Gosule today announced that he is exploring a run for the Massachusetts Senate by setting up a campaign account.

“For 13 years I worked to pass Melissa’s law. I got a firsthand view of how bills can be bogged down in the legislative process year after year. It’s time to put people ahead of politics. That’s why today I’m taking the first steps to test the waters for running for the State Senate,” said Gosule.

Gosule is a dad, grandfather, a CPA, and a determined advocate for crime victims and taxpayers. He is best known as the father of Melissa Gosule who was murdered in 1999 by a 27-time career criminal who had been released early from prison. For 13 long years, Les lobbied elected leaders on Beacon Hill to pass Melissa's Bill. Recognizing his efforts to make Massachusetts a safer place, Les was appointed to the state CORI board by Governor Mitt Romney and reappointed by Governor Deval Patrick.

Gosule graduated from Boston Technical High School, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Bentley College. Gosule went on to earn a Master's degree in Taxation from Northeastern University.

Gosule is a Certified Public Accountant, a licensed Financial Advisor, and a founding partner of the CPA firm of Gosule, Butkus & Jesson. His small business employees 14 area residents.

Gosule is seriously considering entering this race due to his concerns about high unemployment, tax increases, victims’ rights, and mismanagement of our tax dollars.

“As a CPA, I know about tight family budgets. People just cannot afford to keep getting hit every two years with tax increases,” said Gosule. “Our state government needs to work for us, not against us.”

Over the next two months, Gosule plans to meet with voters around the district to gage support for his candidacy. He will formally announce his candidacy if there is the local support.