Secretary of State

Galvin is annoyed

In heavily Democratic Massachusetts, Secretary of State William Galvin has faced only one challenger from his own party since first taking office nearly 24 years ago. That was in 2006, when newcomer-to-politics John Bonifaz ran against Galvin. The Boston Globe captured the spirit of that campaign by writing about Galvin’s no-show at a debate in(...)

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Galvin to Rivera: ‘I made you mayor’

Galvin to Rivera: ‘I made you mayor’

Lawrence mayor’s endorsement of challenger triggers feud with Secretary of State

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE SECRETARY OF STATE William Galvin hasn’t had a primary opponent in over a decade, and it appears that Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim’s challenge this year isn’t sitting well with the six-term incumbent. Hours after Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera endorsed Zakim two weeks ago, Galvin called the mayor to voice his(...)

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