Wicked Local Somerville reports the state has set April 13 for primaries and May 11 for the final election to replace year-in-jail former state Sen. Anthony Galluccio.
Charlestown lawyer Dan Hill, who was already running even before Galluccio tried to squeeze out a toothpaste-related alibi for positive Breathalyzer tests, said he will run in the Democratic primary, with an emphasis on creation of clean-energy jobs in the district:
We need to do everything we can to keep the best and the brightest on green technology here in Cambridge and Boston. As diverse as this senate district is, we’re actually well positioned to take the lead in the new 'green economy.' We've got innovation at Harvard and MIT, a highly-skilled labor force from Somerville to Saugus, and a disproportionate number of construction-trade manufacturers and distributors in Chelsea. Plus, we've got plenty of underutilized public and private buildings that could be converted into office and laboratory space, which would create even more jobs.