Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Galluccio in to Replace Barrios

The Cambridge Chronicle has some new information about the race to replace state Senator Jarrett Barrios (D-Cambridge), who is resigning next month to take a job as the president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. State Rep. Alice Wolf (D-Cambridge) has announced that she will not seek the seat. Wolf sites her love of her current job as state rep as a reason, though she would not have to give up her seat to run. Cambridge City Councilor Anthony Galluccio, on the other hand has announced he is running to replace Barrios. This does not come as a big surprise since Galluccio nearly ran for this seat last election cycle when it looked like Barrios would not seek another term and would run instead for Middlesex District Attorney. After Barrios changed his mind, Galluccio eventually dropped out.

Other people rumored to be jumping in the race are Chelsea City Council President Roseann Bongiovanni, who introduced herself to Blue Mass. Group in May, state Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty (D-Chelsea), Chelsea City Councilor Paul Nowicki, Cambridge City Councilor Marjorie Decker and Dan Ryan, a legislative aide to Congressman Mike Capuano (D-Somerville).