STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

Rep. Jay Livingstone of Boston’s Beacon Hill plans to run in a special election to succeed East Boston Sen. Anthony Petruccelli. Livingstone issued a press release Monday night announcing his plans to campaign in a district that includes parts of Boston and Cambridge, the city of Revere and town of Winthrop. “I know from my time as a legislator how to deliver for diverse communities, and that’s what this district needs. Senator Petruccelli was able to deliver for all the communities in the district and it is critical to maintain that standard. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished for my constituents in Boston and Cambridge, and I look forward to reaching out further and getting to know the people in every neighborhood of the Senate district,” Livingstone said in a statement. First elected in a special election in 2013 to replace former Rep. Marty Walz, Livingstone has served as both a Middlesex County prosecutor and as assistant attorney general in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. According to his campaign, he grew up in in North Attleboro and worked as a union member at a cardboard box factory while attending college, before putting himself through law school. – Michael Norton/SHNS

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