Boston NAACP President Sullivan, candidate for Secretary of State of Mass.

The president of the Boston branch of the NAACP said Tuesday that she is running for the Democratic nomination for the post of secretary of the Commonwealth in Massachusetts. Tanisha Sullivan said in a campaign video that she would seek to expand voting rights, make public documents more accessible and work to reduce economic inequality. Longtime Democratic Commonwealth Secretary William Galvin has not said whether he plans to seek re-election for an eighth term in the fall. Galvin was first elected in 1994 and had more than $1.9 million in his campaign account as of early 2022. “I will champion policies to protect, defend and expand voting rights here in Massachusetts and throughout the country. I will do more to open up our government and help hold it accountable to you by ensuring the accessibility and transparency of our public records,” she said in the video. “And by using the power of this office, I I will promote economic prosperity, protect your investments from fraud and fight our economic inequalities,” she added. , who spent nearly 40 years working in public schools, and her mother, a business owner who she says helped other small business owners. As a young girl, Sullivan remembers being sitting in a barbershop owned by the local NAACP president and listening as the women strategized on ways to address issues facing the wider community. “As a lawyer in both private and public sectors, community service has always been central to my life,” Sullivan said. “I have never been shy about tackling the tough questions.” The Secretary of the Commonwealth Office oversees a number of areas including elections, public records, lobbyists, the federal census every 10 years, state records and the historical commission. Other statewide campaigns are ramping up. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has announced he will not seek a third term in the fall. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito also decided not to run. Two Democrats — Harvard professor Danielle Allen and State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz — have already announced their candidacies. an open race for Attorney General. Two Republicans — former state Rep. Geoff Diehl and Shiva Ayyadurai, who in 2020 lost a bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate — are also running for governor.

The president of the Boston branch of the NAACP said Tuesday that she is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the post of secretary of the Commonwealth in Massachusetts.

Tanisha Sullivan said in a campaign video that she would seek to expand voting rights, make public records more accessible and reduce economic inequality.

Longtime Democratic Commonwealth Secretary William Galvin has not said whether he plans to seek re-election for an eighth term in the fall. Galvin was first elected in 1994 and had over $1.9 million in his campaign account as of early 2022.

“I will champion policies to protect, defend and expand voting rights here in Massachusetts and across the country. I will do more to open up our government and help hold it accountable to you by ensuring the accessibility and transparency of our public records,” she said in the video.

“And by using the power of this office, I will promote economic prosperity, protect your investments from fraud, and fight our economic inequalities,” she added.

Sullivan – a University of Virginia graduate who earned degrees in law and business from Boston College – said she was inspired to enter public service by the examples of her father, who spent nearly 40 years working in public schools, and her mother, a business owner who she says has helped other small business owners.

As a young girl, Sullivan remembers sitting in a hair salon owned by the local NAACP president and listening to the women strategize about ways to solve the problems facing the wider community.

“As a lawyer in both the private and public sectors, community service has always been central to my life,” Sullivan said. “I have never been shy about tackling difficult issues.”

The Secretary of the Commonwealth Office oversees a number of areas including elections, public records, lobbyists, the federal census every 10 years, state records and the historical commission.

Other statewide campaigns are on the rise.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has announced he will not seek a third term in the fall. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito also decided not to run. Two Democrats — Harvard professor Danielle Allen and State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz — have already announced their candidacies.

Another possible Democratic nominee, Attorney General Maura Healey, has yet to say what her plans are, but if she runs it would lead to an open race for attorney general.

Two Republicans — former state Rep. Geoff Diehl and Shiva Ayyadurai, who in 2020 lost a bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate — are also running for governor.

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