Breaking: Wong Takes a Pass on MassDems Chair Race

In an email to Massachusetts Democratic Party State Committee members today, former Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong announced that she will not run to replace Sen. Tom McGee as Chair of the state party. Wong will continue to serve as Deputy Treasurer of the MassDems.

Here’s her email:

It is an exciting time for Democrats

Dear Friends,

Thank you for all of the wonderful calls of support and for those that have urged me to explore the position of the Massachusetts Democratic Party chair. I have enjoyed connecting with many familiar and new friends over the past few days.

I agree with many of you that told me that the Massachusetts Democratic Party deserves a full time chair, and that you are encouraged by the interest in this position.

At this time, I have too many professional, personal and political commitments to join the field of candidates. I do look forward to supporting and working with whomever is elected chair in my current position as Deputy Treasurer.

I will continue to work hard to support Democrats across the Commonwealth and nation. Good luck to all Democrats on the ballot this November. See you all on the campaign trail!

Lisa Wong

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