Michael J. Connolly
|Michael Joseph Connolly|
|26th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth|
|Preceded by||Paul H. Guzzi|
|Succeeded by||William F. Galvin|
|Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1973 – 1978
|Constituency||24th Suffolk District|
April 20, 1947 |
|Spouse(s)||Lynda M. Connolly|
|Residence||Roslindale, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Alma mater||Boston Latin School
College of the Holy Cross
New England School of Law
Real Estate Developer
He was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Edward Brooke's United States Senate seat in 1978, but he dropped out of the race and instead ran for and was elected Secretary of the Commonwealth. Connolly ran for the Senate again in 1984, losing the nomination to Lieutenant Governor John Kerry.
Connolly is currently involved in real estate development.
- O'Neill, Edward B. (1981), 1981–1982 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, p. 22.
- O'Neill, Edward B. (1981), 1977–1978 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, p. 127.
- EDWARD B. O'NEILL and ROBERT E. MacQUEEN (1989). 1989–1990 Public Officers of the COMMONWEALTH of MASSACHUSETTS.
- Jack Germond and Jules Witcover (March 21, 1978). "Democrats Eyeing Brooke as Vote Target for This Fall". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Retrieved December 10, 2009.
- "MA US Senate – D Primary". Retrieved December 10, 2009.
- Elana Zak (November 18, 2009). "Work halted at controversial Hillside condo project in Wellesley". Wellesley Townsman. Retrieved December 10, 2009.
|26th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
William F. Galvin
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