Chris Remmes, a 20 year resident of Charlestown, announced on Tuesday, Dec. 3 that he has formed a committee to launch a campaign for the 2nd Suffolk State Representative seat currently held by incumbent Democrat Eugene O’Flaherty since 1997.
"I’m running because I believe we a forward thinking, active and accessible State Representative to address the challenges that we face in the near future. “I look forward to having conversations with voters to hear their concerns. I will listen, be responsive, and provide bold, progressive leadership for Charlestown and Chelsea," said Remmes in a written statement.
Remmes, 48, is a 1987 graduate of Mass Maritime Academy. He sailed as a Deck officer with Exxon and Texaco until 1999 then obtained his MBA from Boston University. He is currently a Realtor and the Chair of the Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee.
"I bring a unique background and range of experiences, a focused set of priorities that reflects our communities' special character and constituencies. I will be a tireless advocate for women and children, seniors and small businesses in our neighborhood," he said.