S. Boston man launches challenge to Iannella in Governor’s Council race

Mark Rooney

Mark Rooney will be a candidate for the 4th District seat on the Governor’s Council now held by Christopher Iannella, who is running for reelection in the Democratic primary on Sept. 4.

Rooney, a South Boston resident, works for Eversource and is a former board member of the South Boston Neighborhood House, and the Boston Green Academy. 

“Most of the people I’ve spoken to throughout the 4th District could not name their current Governor’s Councillor, and many do not know the important role the Governor’s Council plays and I intend to change that,” Rooney said.

The district includes the state Senate districts currently represented by Nick Collins, Sonia Chang-Diaz, John Keenan, Patrick O’Connor, and Michael Brady.