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By adamg - 6/3/18 - 9:44 am

The Herald reports on Zakim's 55-45 margin, but doesn't mention Marty Walsh's role in convincing Boston delegates to go with the city councilor rather than the incumbent from Brighton. Both Zakim and Galvin will be on the September ballot.

By adamg - 5/20/18 - 1:40 pm

Oops, they did it again. The Globe reports it's found more examples of workers at the Secretary of State's office doing election work for the longtime prince of darkness secretary of state during working hours. At least one works in the elections department, so you'd think he might be familiar with the rules governing such things.

The news comes as Galvin faces one of those pesky primary challenges, this time from Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim.

By adamg - 3/5/18 - 10:55 pm

CommonWealth Magazine reports on a call by Bill Galvin, Secretary of State and Man about Brighton, to the mayor of Lawrence, who's backing Josh Zakim's bid to unseat him. It did not go well.

By adamg - 11/28/17 - 9:04 am

The Salem News reports that Josh Zakim, who just won another term to represent Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, Fenway, the West End and Mission Hill on the city council, filed papers yesterday to run against Secretary of State William Galvin next year - in the Democratic primary, natch. A Swampscott man is also running.

By ArlingtonPublicNews - 10/22/14 - 11:26 am

APN | 2014 State Election - Governor: Jeff McCormick (I)

With the approaching November state elections, APN has invited each candidate on the ballot to participate in a candidate profile and debate. We wish to provide our viewers with the most accurate information regarding the candidates as possible.

The format for each interview follows strict guidelines. Each interview lasts 28 minutes and is live-to-tape, meaning there are no edits. The candidate is given one-minute for an opening and closing statement. There is no pre-screening of questions and they have two minutes to answer each question.

By adamg - 10/28/10 - 8:31 am

Mike Ball reports on Jim Henderson's press conference outside Suffolk Law School. Who he? He's the independent running against Bill Galvin, who didn't want to see his shadow and participate in a forum at the school. OK, OK, Galvin tells the Globe because he couldn't take 90 minutes out of his busy day for a debate.

By adamg - 10/27/10 - 8:17 am

That's one possible explanation for why the Prince of Darkness refuses to debate his opponents.

Speaking of debates, Frank and Bielat debate at 3 p.m. today on WBUR. You can submit questions.

By adamg - 10/19/10 - 8:19 am

Mike Ball reports on a rare live public appearance by Secretary of State for Life Bill Galvin.

Hey, West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain peeps: Today's the very special preliminary election for city council, so go vote.

By adamg - 7/2/10 - 11:17 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a $25,000 fine against a New Jersey company for offering to sell securities to a Massachusetts resident without first registering with the state.

Bulldog Investors, of Saddle Brook, NJ, sued the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office over the fine, arguing it was not subject to Massachusetts law in the case and that merely sending a Massachusetts resident e-mail with background info on its products was not itself an offer to sell him some securities.

The court rejected the arguments, starting with:

By adamg - 11/6/06 - 10:06 am

Adam Reilly posts an interview with the Green candidate for secretary of state. No time limits set by the Prince of Darkness (but also no questions about the Mass. Greens' vehement anti-Israel platform, either).

By adamg - 11/4/06 - 10:05 am

After watching the debatelet between Secretary of State Bill Galvin and Green challenger Jill Stein (held at a Cheneyesque undisclosed location at Galvin's insistence), Bob concludes he cannot support the Democratic incumbent and so will vote for Stein:

Galvin is not fit to hold the Secretary of State's office. He doesn't appear to respect the fundamental premise of our system of government: the people are sovereign. ...

By adamg - 11/3/06 - 5:19 pm

Well, not counting the infamous "You called me a lizard!" debate between Ray Flynn and David Finnegan back in the day, that is. So set aside 16 minutes to watch the debate between Secretary of State Bill Galvin and Green opponent Jill Stein.

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