Markey taps Dot's Walsh as his chief of staff

John Walsh

John Walsh, who managed the reelection campaign of US Sen. Edward Markey, is moving inside government. Markey announced last Wednesday that Walsh, a Lower Mills resident who also helped engineer Deval Patrick’s successful first run for governor, will join his office as chief of staff.

“John drove my re-election campaign to a historic victory. He is a brilliant strategist, an effective leader, and a committed public servant,” Markey said in a statement. “John has the experience and visionary thinking to drive our progressive movement forward and pass a Green New Deal. I look forward to continuing our partnership and friendship, and creating bold, progressive change across our country together.”

Walsh served as chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party from 2007 to 2013. A graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton and Princeton University, Walsh was a selectman in his hometown of Abington for 10 years beginning in 1983.