A local attorney recently announced his intentions to run as a Democrat for State Rep. Carl Sciortino’s 34th Middlesex District seat.
Craig Rourke, who lives in Somerville’s Winter Hill neighborhood with his wife Clio, said he is running so he can “fight hard for hardworking folks.”
Rourke runs a small law practice, where he represents the rights of “hard working folks, middle class families and small business owners,” according to a release from his campaign.
Previously, Rourke was a state legislative law fellow at the Human Rights Campaign in Washington D.C.
Sciortino announced last week that he is resigning, effective Friday, April 4, from his seat in the state House of Representatives to become the executive director of AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.
Sciortino, 35, has held the office, which represents parts of Medford and Somerville, for nine years.