Wearing blue gloves and a mask, former City Councilor Rob Consalvo today filed signatures to get on the September Democratic primary ballot to replace 14th Suffolk State Rep. Angelo Scaccia, who is not running for re-election.
Gretchen Van Ness, who ran against Scaccia in Hyde Park, Roslindale and a small part of West Roxbury in 2018, filed papers back in February, when neither gloves nor masks were required to get into City Hall to file anything.
Consalvo, currently an aide to School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, said that for now, he will concentrate on his BPS work - and that he and a small team of volunteers "practiced safe, social distancing" to collect at least the minimum required 200 signatures.
But, when the time is right, I look forward to a thoughtful and vigorous campaign and then, if elected, serving the residents of the 14th Suffolk District. I have always believed that government and public service is, and always will be, about helping people and making a difference in the lives of others. I will bring my commitment to public service, my wealth of experience in government, and my ability to build bridges and coalitions, to the State House to fight every day for the people of Hyde Park, Roslindale, Readville and West Roxbury.