Jim McKenna Secures Attorney General Slot on November Ballot
Millbury – The James McKenna for Attorney General campaign announced that Millbury attorney and former prosecutor Jim McKenna has surpassed the 10,000 write-in votes needed to qualify on the Republican ballot for Attorney General, according to reports from the Secretary of State's office. The wave of grassroots effort far exceeded the expectations of the campaign.
In a statement this afternoon, Jim McKenna said: “The voters have made history and I am grateful to all those who supported me because they wanted a choice in November. Republican, Democratic, and Independent voters have all recognized our campaign for its commitment to prosecuting political corruption, and holding those accountable who prey on our citizens. When Martha Coakley said, 'It's not illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts', I said she was wrong. Now the voters have spoken also.”
Jim McKenna worked as a prosecutor for 10 years, serving in three different offices during this time. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Organized Crime Division of the Suffolk County District Attorney's office for three years, prosecuting public corruption and organized crime in Boston. He served for six years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Worcester County District Attorney's office, which included two years as supervisor of the Grand Jury Unit. He began his work as a prosecutor by serving in the Civil Division of the Franklin County (Ohio) Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
He also teaches law and ethic courses at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. To learn more, please visit Jim McKenna's campaign website at www.JimForAG.com