In 2002, Rich was the Libertarian candidate for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, running as Carla Howell's running mate on the platform of small government and ending state income tax. Read more at Wikipedia and Carla Howell Campaign Site (archive).
As a strong believer that self-government begins at home, Rich ran for Ward 8 City Councillor in 2003 and headed a very impressive local tax cut initiative that would have given back about $1000 per year to the average Waltham taxpayer. To stop his proposed tax cut, unions brought in members from around the state to campaign against it.
Rich served as the Liberty Direct Coordinator for the 2002 ballot initiative to end the state income tax. Liberty Direct was a volunteer-driven campaign to reach voters about the benefits of ending the income tax.
In 2008, Rich was a spokesman for the 2008 statewide ballot initiative to end the state income tax and for the 2010 statewide ballot initiative to cut the state sales tax in half. He was also a major contributor to the 2010 initiative website where he compiled a long list of government waste. Remember at rollbacktaxes.com.
In 2009, Rich was a key spokesman at the Small Government Summit.
Rich is presenting signatures collected at Waltham City Hall
"Rich was a true freedom fighter ... Getting to know people like Rich has always been a source of encouragement for me." Ron Paul
Rich was a 2002 Delegate at the Libertarian National Convention
2002 Massachusetts Libertarian Candidates
Rich and Carla Howell during 2002 Governor/Lt. Governor Campaign.
Rich speaking before Cambridge School of Weston