Quincy: Republicans present Les Gosule with Man of the Year award for Mellissa’s Law

The Quincy Republican City Committee presented Les Gosule Tuesday night with their Man of the Year award for Mellissa’s Law, named after his slain daughter who was kidnapped, raped and murdered in 1999 by a man with 27 previous felony convictions.

Mellissa’s Law calls for full sentencing with no parole for criminals convicted three times of violent crimes.

Quincy Republican City Committee Chair Christine Cedrone said the committee’s Man of the Year award is presented to Gosule for his tenacity and dedication in dealing with Beacon Hill politicians, to get Mellissa’s Bill passed into law.

“Whatever a father would do for a child, he has done it. He was so dedicated and just persevered through it and dealt with politicians, which is not always easy to do. He dealt with them for 13 years and did not give up. I have to give him an amazing amount of credit for that”, Cedrone said.

Les Gosule spoke before the committee and said, “Liberalism is really a disease. It really is a disease, when you can somehow or other rationalize that someone should be allowed to be a repeat offender, over and over again and turn around and say, ‘Well, we got to rehab him’. Rehab him? How many people have to get hurt, in the name of rehab? Should it not be enough? When do we hold someone accountable for their actions?

Enough is enough”!


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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.