Chris Remmes, a 20 year resident of Charlestown, made it official today by announcing a run for the Second Suffolk State Representative being vacated by Representative Eugene O’Flaherty.
Remmes, 48, is a local Realtor, Chair of the Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee, and active member of the Charlestown community. A graduate of Catholic Memorial High School and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Chris received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University. Born in Milton, Chris is one of four children and the son of a union attorney and postal worker.
“My parents instilled in their children a strong work ethic, appreciation for education, the values of loyalty and community, and obligation to serve. I’m running because I want to give back to my community and be a forward thinking, active, and accessible State Representative,” said Chris Remmes. “I look forward to knocking on doors in every neighborhood of the district and having conversations with voters to hear their concerns. I will listen, be responsive, and provide bold, progressive leadership for Charlestown and Chelsea.”
Remmes’ announcement comes after he announced an exploratory committee on December 3, 2013 to gauge support for a campaign. In only three weeks, Remmes received an enthusiastic response and was honored to receive $23,450 in donations from family, friends, and neighbors.
As Chair of the Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee, Chris played a key role organizing one of the City’s first Mayoral Forums in Charlestown earlier this year. Chris has represented Charlestown as a Delegate to the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention, is a member of the Human Rights Campaign, and has been active in numerous local political campaigns for progressive candidates.
Remmes brings a unique background and range of experiences, including building a small business and demonstrating an ability to bring people together from diverse background.
Upon hearing the news that Rep. O’Flaherty will be resigning his seat early, Remmes said, “I’d like to congratulate Rep. O’Flaherty for his service to the district and wish him my very best in his new role serving our great city in the Walsh Administration.”
To get involved or to learn more information, please visit www.remmes.org or call Chris at (617) 398-0018.