Politics: State Rep. Race: Deveau First to Hand in Required Signatures for Ballot

(BOSTON, January 13, 2015)  – Ed Deveau, Chair of the Ward 1 Democratic Committee and former Chief of Staff to Senator Anthony Petruccelli, has handed in the required number of signatures to qualify for the ballot for State Representative in East Boston.

Deveau said, “For more than a decade, I have been working to strengthen our community and make East Boston a better place to live and raise a family.  My experience at the State House and in the community will give me the unique ability to deliver for East Boston.”

Monday morning, Deveau became the first candidate for State Representative to submit the required number of signatures to the Boston Elections Department.  The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, March 3, and includes all precincts in East Boston.

Deveau is a lifelong East Boston resident.  For 13 years, he worked for Sen. Anthony Petruccelli as his aide and Chief of Staff.  Deveau has been actively involved in the community, co-founding Eastie’s Elves and an annual East Boston Jimmy Fund event that has raised over $30,000 for cancer research.

Deveau is the former chair of the Constitution Beach Association, past Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Salesian Boys & Girls Club, and has been involved in the East Boston Athletic Board.