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May dates set for elections to replace Santiago, Coppinger as state representatives

The Secretary of State's office has set May 2 for primary elections to select candidates for May 30 special elections to replace outgoing state Reps. Jon Santiago (South End) and Ed Coppinger (West Roxbury and a smidge of Brookline).

Santiago is leaving to become state secretary of veterans services while Coppinger is leaving for a new job with the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.

Two West Roxbury residents have already filed papers with the state to run for his seat once election dates are set: William MacGregor and David Giordano.

MacGregor was chief of staff for former City Councilor Matt O'Malley, whose district included West Roxbury. He is currently a loan officer at a mortgage company.

Giordano is a patent attorney.



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