Sunday, June 3, 2018

In the News: MA Democrats endorse Gonzalez, Palfrey, Zakim

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

Democratic State Convention delegates at the DCU Center on Saturday endorsed Jay Gonzalez for governor and Quentin Palfrey for lieutenant governor, and in a rebuff to longtime incumbent William Galvin, backed Josh Zakim for secretary of state.

Gonzalez, of Needham, who served as secretary of administration and finance under Gov. Deval Patrick, received 70 percent of the delegate vote to win the endorsement for governor.

A rival candidate for governor, Bob Massie, of Somerville, an environmental activist, author and Episcopal priest who was Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in 1994, received 30 percent of the delegate vote and earned a place on the primary ballot.

Convention endorsements go to statewide candidates who receive a majority vote of the delegates. But any candidate who receives 15 percent of delegate votes earns a place on the ballot for the Sept. 4 primary, which will decide the nominees for the general election on Nov. 6.
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