PITTSFIELD — Attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo clarified Tuesday that is running for the state Senate in the Democratic primary, not for the state House seat in Pittsfield, as incorrectly reported in an article on legislative candidates.
Del Gallo said he is actively gathering signatures for a run for the seat now held by Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, who is not seeking another term.
In the Democratic primary in September, he would face announced candidates Adam Hinds, of Pittsfield, and Andrea Harrington, of Richmond.
On the Republican side, Christine Canning, of Lanesborough, has taken out papers to seek that party's nomination.
Del Gallo said he intends "to run as a Bernie Sanders progressive" in the race, favoring a single-payer health care system, raising the minimum wage, government-funded educational opportunities and other progressive positions.
— Jim Therrien