Chuck Ruggiero and his wife, Lisa, were selected as delegates for Newt Gingrich at the GOP's national convention in Tampa this summer.
Mr. Ruggiero, a Republican, unsuccessfully ran for Jefferson County sheriff in 2010, losing to Democrat John Burns. Shortly thereafter, he helped form the Jefferson Tea Party.
The organization does not endorse candidates.
Mr. and Mrs. Ruggiero are both officers in the Jefferson Tea Party, and are residents of Watertown.