State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) announced last night he's running for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli.
His announcement came only hours after neighboring state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) announced he wasn't going to run for the seat.
Livingstone said he believes in the role of government to improve people's lives. He points to his work to secure more funding for early education and drug treatment and to advance gun safety. He says he's also worked to pass increases in the minimum wage and to ensure women earn the same as men.
Sometimes people can become cynical about government, but I know firsthand the profound role that effective leadership can play in helping communities and residents thrive. That's what I’ve been able to do in the House, and that's why I am running for State Senate.