State Senator Joseph Boncore endorses Josh Zakim for Secretary of State

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

BOSTON—State Senator Joseph Boncore of Winthrop today announced that he is endorsing Josh Zakim in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Secretary of State.

“We need transparency and integrity in the Secretary of State’s office now more than ever, and that is exactly what Josh will bring,” Boncore said. “From the beginning, his campaign has stressed fresh and innovative ideas. His push to expand voting rights and increase access to government will greatly benefit the people of my district. I have advocated for legislation to allow Election Day Registration, which Josh strongly supports. He will bring the right ideas to the office that will help people have their voices heard.”

Zakim’s campaign has largely focused on making government more open to people, particularly for families who are juggling multiple jobs and responsibilities. Besides Election Day Registration, he has proposed further expanding early voting, holding elections on weekends, creating an Automatic Voter Registration system and scrapping the requirement that residents need a qualifying excuse to obtain an absentee ballot.

Boncore, whose district includes Winthrop, Revere and parts of Boston and Cambridge, was elected to the Senate in 2016. He was a co-sponsor of the recently-approved Criminal Justice Reform bill, and has also worked on issues ranging from housing and transportation to health care and global warming. Prior to his election, Boncore worked in his family law firm, Boncore Law Practice, and has served on the Winthrop Housing Authority Board of Commissions since 2009.

“I am honored to receive Joe’s endorsement,” Zakim said. “His intellect, passion and drive are what we need in state government. I look forward to working with him to find innovative ways to assure people have the services they need.”

“The Secretary of State’s office is vital to every single person in Massachusetts, even if they don’t realize it,” Zakim continued. “From eligible voters to business owners to investors to residents who simply want to know what is happening with their tax dollars, this is their office, and I will be fighting in their corner every day.”