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.