Anthony D. Galluccio

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Anthony D. Galluccio
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex district
In office
July 2007 – January 5, 2010[1]
Preceded by Jarrett Barrios
Succeeded by Sal DiDomenico
Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
In office
2000–2004
Preceded by Francis Duehay
Succeeded by Michael A. Sullivan
Vice-Mayor of Cambridge, MA
In office
1998–1999
Cambridge City Council
In office
1994–2007
Personal details
Born 1967
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Providence College, Suffolk Law School

Anthony D. Galluccio (born 1967) is a former US Massachusetts State Senator, and a Democratic politician having won the seat vacated by Jarrett T. Barrios.[2] He is a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Providence College, and Suffolk Law School.[3]

He was first elected to the Cambridge City Council in 1994, becoming vice-mayor in 1998 and served as mayor of Cambridge from 2000 to 2001.[4] As Mayor, he chaired both the City Council and the School Committee. Galluccio was the youngest Mayor elected under Cambridge's current form of government.

The district Galluccio represented comprises the cities of Everett and Chelsea and parts of Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Revere, and Saugus. Galluccio was Chair of the Higher Education Committee. He was also appointed Vice Chair of the Senate Bills and Third Reading Committee and appointed as a member to the Education Committee, Housing Committee, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Committee, the Municipalities and Regional Government Committee, and the State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Committee.

In addition to his public service, Galluccio serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors at the Hildebrand Self Help Family Center, a non-profit agency that provides services that empower low-income and homeless families. Galluccio is also the President and founder of Galluccio Associates, Inc, a non-profit organization that directs funds to youth programs and individual young people. He volunteers as an assistant football coach at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.

Galluccio was raised in Cambridge by his mother, Nancy, who raised three children following his father Tony's death in 1980, when Anthony was 11. He was educated in Cambridge public schools and graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin. Galluccio graduated four years later from Providence College. In 1996, he graduated cum laude from Suffolk Law School, which he attended at night while working for Vice Chair of the State Senate Ways and Means Committee, Robert Whetmore. Galluccio is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and is a practicing attorney.[5]

Driving-related convictions[edit]

Galluccio has been convicted three times of driving-related offenses. In 1984 he was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, for which he was pardoned by governor William Weld in 1993.[6] He was convicted of the same offense in 1997.[6] In October 2009, he was accused of having fled the scene of a car crash. He pleaded guilty to the charge on December 18, 2009, and was sentenced to six months home confinement, with the qualification that he may attend church and cast votes in the State Senate.[7] Within 72 hours of beginning his house arrest the court-ordered breath-alcohol testing device, the BI Sobrietor, detected alcohol on his breath. Galluccio speculated that due to his house arrest his personal hygiene had increased and consequently blamed his toothpaste.[8] He was given the maximum sentence of one year in prison.[9] Galluccio was released from prison on July 15, 2010 and placed on probation.

On January 5, 2010, Galluccio announced his resignation from the General Court, writing, "I want to apologize for my actions in early October, and I accept full responsibility for them."[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resignation of State Senator Anthony Galluccio". The Boston Globe. January 5, 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Galluccio to be sworn in as senator". The Boston Globe. 2007-10-23. 
  3. ^ The Phoenix Archived September 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Galluccio's website[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.galluccio.org
  6. ^ a b Jonas, Michael (April 2, 2006). "On Galluccio, shadow of a doubt". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Ryan, Andrew (December 19, 2009). "Galluccio pleads guilty, gets 6 months' home confinement". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  8. ^ Valencia, Milton J. (2009-12-23). "Galluccio fails breath-alcohol tests, could face jail". The Boston Globe. 
  9. ^ Cramer, Maria (January 5, 2009). "Galluccio ordered to serve one year in prison". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  10. ^ Levenson, Michael (2010-01-06). "Galluccio resigns, issues apology". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 6 January 2010.