The longest serving statewide elected official in Massachusetts will have a challenger for re-election in 2018, from within his own party.
Secretary of State William Galvin, who is the longest-serving official elected statewide, has drawn challengers from his own party for the first time in years.
MASS LIVE: LONGTIME MASSACHUSETTS ELECTIONS OVERSEER BILL GALVIN TO FACE 2018 CHALLENGE FROM BOSTON CITY COUNCILOR JOSH ZAKIM
Weeks after voters sent him back to the Boston City Council for a two-year term, Josh Zakim is gearing up for a 2018 campaign against Bill Galvin.
Boston city councilor Josh Zakim is launching a challenge to fellow Democrat and longtime Secretary of State William F. Galvin, setting up a potentially tense — and rare — primary for the well-funded Beacon Hill fixture.
City Councilor Josh Zakim said Monday that he will run against Secretary of State William Galvin in the 2018 Democratic primary, one of the most high-profile challenges to Galvin in his two-plus decades in statewide office.