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 byFrancis X. McCann
Succeeded byMichael J. Barrett
Personal details
BornDecember 2, 1951
New York City
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceWatertown, Massachusetts
Alma materTrinity College
Boston University School of Law

George A. Bachrach (born December 2, 1951 in New York City [1]) is the former 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 leaving the state senate, Bachrach practiced law for nearly a decade as a partner with the Boston law firm Brown, Rudnick, Freed, and Gesmer. He then 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 newspapers, area television stations, and radio stations. He taught journalism at Boston University.

Bachrach retired as the president of the non-profit Environmental League of Massachusetts in 2017 where he and his staff advocated for strong environmental laws and regulations on a broad range of environmental issues, voice the concerns of citizens, and educate the public.

George's political career did not end after serving for three terms in the Massachusetts state senate. Bachrach 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]

Bachrach also ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 1994, but did not win. In 1998, he again sought the Democratic nomination for the 8th District seat in the United States House of Representatives and finished third in the primary.

  1. ^ Public officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1985.
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