|Peter J. Walsh Announces Candidacy
Democratic candidate Peter J. Walsh of Dorchester, a life long resident of Boston has officially entered the race for Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County. Walsh, 46, collected almost seventeen hundred certified voters' nomination signatures to secure a position on the September 19, 2006 Democratic ballot in the fall election.
In announcing his candidacy for Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court, Walsh stated “Running for public office is a difficult task, but the sense that I get as I campaign throughout the county is that people want a choice at the ballot; voters are frustrated with the political process and would like to see more choices in their elective offices." "Suffolk County should have an elected representative in the judiciary who will advocate on behalf of the people of Boston, Revere, Chelsea, and Winthrop," Walsh continued. "As the elected Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court, I will fulfill that role.”
Walsh, who grew up in South Boston and has resided for the past twenty years in the Neponset section of Dorchester with his wife MaryAnn and their four children, has over twenty-five years experience working at the federal, state, municipal and county levels of government in Massachusetts, with over thirteen years working in the Suffolk Superior Criminal Court Clerk’s Office. In 2005, Walsh retired from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department as an Assistant Deputy Superintendent and currently works part-time for the Trade Show division of Teamsters Local 82 in Boston.
A 1978 graduate of Don Bosco Technical High School, Walsh earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Harvard University Extension School in 1986. The Walsh’s two oldest daughters Meghan and Nora attend Boston Latin School, while Bridget and Conor attend St. Ann elementary school in Neponset.