Brave young conservatives shaping the future of the GOP
Dylan DeCosta, Chairman
Dylan is a junior at Boston College. He is studying American Political Science and History with a concentration in Law and Social Order. Dylan's passion for political activism is paralleled with a love for the Great Outdoors and Chik-fil-a Deluxe meals. He is an Eagle Scout and a proud resident of Easton Massachusetts.
He had the pleasure and honor of working for the Massachusetts Republican Party as a Deputy Regional Field Director for the Plymouth and Boston regions in the 2018 cycle. With his help, his offices conducted over 100,000 voter contacts through phone banking and door-knocking efforts. These achievements aided in the successful re-election of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito (a fell0w BC Eagle) as well as numerous down-ballot candidates. Dylan went on to work for the Governor's Inaugural Committee later that year and is now an intern in Governor Baker's Office. These experiences have prepared Dylan for a successful Chairmanship of the MACR in the 2019/2020 cycle.
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Allison Payne, Executive Vice Chair
Allison Payne is a Junior at Emerson College studying Political Communication and Journalism. She just started a chapter at Emerson, and can’t wait to help other schools start and/or gather support for their chapters! It’s a great opportunity to be a Republican at a liberal school, starting conversations and creating more diversity in thought. Allison is very appreciative of the opportunity to work with and for the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans, and get things rolling for 2020...because it’s going to be big!!
Eastern Regional Vice Chair
Ashley Marceau is a Junior at the University of Massachusetts Boston studying Communication. She became involved in politics back in the Summer of 2015 interning on a mayoral campaign near her hometown. From there Ashley became involved on the Geoff Diehl for Senate campaign in 2018 as well as being Vice President and Communications Director of the University of Massachusetts Boston College Republicans. She hopes to not only start a conversation about young conservative women but also inspire others like her to stand out in a Democratic state. She is an avid Boston Sports fan and looks up to Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
Western Regional Vice Chair
Biography coming soon!
Ella Sullivan, Treasurer
Ella Sullivan is a third-year student at Northeastern University studying Political Science and Business Administration. She interned on Barbara Comstock’s Congressional campaign in 2016 and with the Massachusetts Republican Party on the reelection campaign for Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito in 2018. She is very excited to be working with the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans this year!
Justin St. Louis, Secretary
Justin St. Louis is a senior at the University of Massachusetts Lowell studying political science. Justin is no stranger to politics — he has worked on three campaigns, most recently as the deputy political director for the Rick Green in the race for 3rd Massachusetts Congressional District seat in 2018. He served as an intern for Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker this past spring and is currently spending the fall semester as an intern for Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in the U.S. House of Representatives. Justin is an Eagle Scout and traveled 65,000 to 31 different states in 2018 as a national youth officer for the Boy Scouts of America. Justin is grateful for the opportunity to work with and for the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans to pool our collective skill-sets to provide local chapters with the tools, the training, and a template to empower their members to activate a grassroots movement throughout the commonwealth.
Chairman's Chief of Staff
Justin Bentayou is a Junior at Boston College in the Carroll School Of Management. He is majoring in accounting with an emphasis on tax. Additionally, he is working towards a minor in general history. Justin was involved in fieldwork for the Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito re-election campaign, as well as being involved in numerous other campaigns throughout the Commonwealth during the last election cycle. During the summer of 2019 Justin had the honor of attending the College Republicans National Committee as a Massachusetts delegate. Justin hails from Boca Raton in the great state of Florida. On the weekends you can find him watching a lot of football and playing Monopoly. In the future, he hopes to sit for the CPA exam before graduation and attend law school.
Andrew Tammaro, Executive Director
Andrew Tammaro is a senior at Stonehill College. He is studying Political Science with a concentration in Government and Politics, and minors in Spanish and Philosophy. He plans to attend law school following his undergraduate education to pursue a career in the legal field. Politically, Andrew has been involved with local and congressional campaigns throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, dating back to high school. Formerly the Chapter Chair of Stonehill’s College Republicans, as well as being vigilant in his campus activism. He looks forward to the 2020 election cycle both nationally and in Massachusetts, where MACR will make their name in electing Republicans statewide. Outside of politics, Andrew is a dedicated fan of the New York Yankees, classic rock, and Italian food.
Field and Data Director
David Nica is a fifth-year economics major at Northeastern University, originally from Connecticut. He's currently interning at State Street on the Investor Relations team, and has previously interned at ClearEdge Partners, an IT spend consulting firm, as well as Blackstone, the world’s largest alternative investment firm. David is President of the Northeastern University College Republicans, and he serves on the executive board of Northeastern's introductory finance student group, the Bull & Clear Club, as well as being a member of Pi Kappa Phi. A few of his interests include movies, running, and fiction.