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Local Attorney Announces Candidacy for Sciortino’s Seat

State Rep. Carl Sciortino is resigning, effective Friday, April 4.

Craig Rourke. Courtesy photo
Craig Rourke. Courtesy photo

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.

dan April 03, 2014 at 12:42 AM
Democrats do not represent the rights of “hard working folks, middle class families and small business owners. Democrats represent special interest groups. Modern Democrats call themselves Progressives. Progressives hate the bedrock principles of American government. They detested the Declaration of Independence, which enshrines the protection of individual natural rights (like property) as the unchangeable purpose of government; and they detested the Constitution, which places permanent limits on the scope of government and is structured in a way that makes the extension of national power beyond its original purpose very difficult. “Progressivism” was, for them, all about progressing, or moving beyond, the principles of our founders. It seems Progressive political views wants to control people not allow the people to be free individuals.
AHM April 03, 2014 at 05:51 AM
Sad. This is the second person I see running for this. Disappointing to see the selection so poor in choice so far. Would be nice to have someone working for us for a change.

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