Massachusetts State Representative Aaron Michlewitz ended speculation that he would seek the open State Senate seat vacated by Massachusetts State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who recently announced he would be stepping down to pursue other career opportunities.
Many had thought that Michlewitz, the popular North End Democrat, would enter the race, in what will be an upcoming Special Election, but after much consideration, he chose to stay in the House of Representatives.
“After much discussion with family, friends and supporters, I have decided to forgo a run for the Massachusetts State Senate. The honor and consideration of running for such an important seat is currently outweighed by the challenging and important work I am facing in my current district and in my role as the House Chairman of Financial Services”, said Michlewitz.
“I could not be happier right now, serving as part of Speaker DeLeo’s leadership team and working on such important issues as helping to reduce health care costs, overseeing our Commonwealth’s banking and financial regulations, and encouraging new and emerging technologies while ensuring consumer protection and the public’s safety with companies like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb”, added the Representative.
“I was humbled and honored to receive so much support and interest from people all over Senator Petruccelli’s district in recent days, but I am focused on the tasks in front of me now and I am looking forward to running for re-election for State Representative next year”, concluded Michlewitz.