George Bachrach

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George Bachrach
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the Middlesex and Suffolk District district
In office
1981 - 1987
Preceded by Francis X. McCann
Succeeded by Michael J. Barrett
Personal details
Born December 2, 1951
New York City
Political party Democratic
Residence Watertown, Massachusetts
Alma mater Trinity College
Boston University School of Law
Occupation Attorney

George A. Bachrach (born December 2, 1951 in New York City [1]) is currently president of the Environmental League of Massachusetts, having former careers as an American politician, attorney, and journalism professor at Boston University.[2]


A 1973 graduate of Trinity College and a 1976 graduate of Boston University School of Law. Bachrach worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County and as a campaign manager and administrative assistant for Congressman Ed Markey before his election to the State Senate in 1980.

After serving for three terms in the Massachusetts state senate, Bachrach unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in 1986. He finished second in a seven-way Democratic primary in the Massachusetts's 8th congressional district behind Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, who later won the general election.[3] Also after leaving the state senate, Bachrach practiced law for nearly a decade as a partner with the Boston law firm Brown, Rudnick, Freed, and Gesmer.

Bachrach ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 1994, losing the Democratic primary to Mark Roosevelt. In 1998, he again sought the Democratic nomination for the 8th District seat in the United States House of Representatives but finished third in the primary, losing to Mike Capuano, who later won the seat.

Since leaving politics, Bachrach founded Bachrach & Company, a public affairs and strategic marketing firm. He regularly provides commentary on New England Cable News[2] as well as for other Boston area television and radio stations.

Bachrach is currently the president of the non-profit Environmental League of Massachusetts where he and his staff advocate for strong environmental laws and regulations on a broad range of environmental issues, voice the concerns of citizens, and educate the public.