Mangan, a youth basketball and Pop Warner coach, said he would offer his “experience as an elected official and my involvement in the community.”
Marchese, who recently switched his political affiliation on the voting rolls from unenrolled to Democrat, has been Ward 3 alderman for the past 18 years, except for a two-year hiatus after he ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2003. He lost bids for the local House seat as a Democrat in 1990 and 1998.
Marchese said he offers both political experience and a private-sector background; he owns and manages properties. “I’ve worked in the private sector all my life, so I think I bring a different perspective to how things are done.”
Cornelio, in his third term as a Ward 1 common councilor and the council’s president last year, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business while helping manage his family’s restaurant.
Cornelio, 27, said he would bring his “youth and energy” to the House position, and also would draw upon his experience on the council.
Matewsky has been a Ward 1 common councilor since 1981, except for two years after he lost a 2007 bid for alderman. He unsuccessfully opposed Smith in the 2008 Democratic primary, but for the last 19 months has served as Smith’s chief of staff for the district. He worked in the past as a bricklayer and remains a member of that trade’s union. He holds the labor seat on the Housing Authority.
“I have the knowledge and the experience at the State House and in the city of Everett to represent the people of the community,” he said.
The field of candidates may grow, with two Democrats on the Common Council expressing some interest.
Michael J. McLaughlin, in his first term representing Ward 6 and an overnight freight team associate for Home Depot in Everett, said he is seriously considering entering the race.
John “Leo” McKinnon, a retired state correctional officer in his sixth term representing Ward 4, said he has not ruled out a run.
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