Ed. note: Forde's neighborhood corrected.
Katie Forde today announced her campaign for Suffolk County Register of Deeds in the 2018 elections.
Forde would be running against Steve Murphy, who defeated her and several other candidates in the Democratic primary last year on his way to a general-election win to fill the unexpired two-year portion of Mickey Roache's term in the normally obscure job overseeing the office where people go to record deeds, liens, easements and the like in the four communities that make up Suffolk County.
She'll be running as a woman and a progressive:
For me, the worst part of 2017 was that there was so much to be enraged about; the best part was feeling that the Women’s March never really ended. We have been channeling the energy and activism created by that event into a surge of female candidates up and down the ballot because local government is incredibly important to residents’ every day quality of life. The work of the Register of Deeds affects every homeowner, and can transform and empower communities by helping to create more homeownership. It must be led by someone with a vision for using the office as more than a retirement plan for ousted city councilors.