Just a week after Democrats ran the table in statewide federal elections and gained seats in the state House of Representatives, party leaders unanimously reelected John Walsh as the chairman of the state Democratic Party for another four years.
“I am humbled by the show of support and want to thank all the members of the State Committee. If there ever was an election result that is truly shared equally by the candidate and the voters, it is this one tonight,” Walsh said in a statement.
State committee members reelected Walsh at their quarterly meeting in Springfield on Wednesday night. He ran Governor Deval Patrick’s 2006 campaign for governor for before becoming party chairman in 2007.
After US Senator Scott Brown shocked Bay State Democrats with a special election win in January 2010 over Attorney General Martha Coakley, Democrats managed to hold on to every statewide constitutional office in the 2010 elections, and Elizabeth Warren defeated Brown on Nov. 6 to solidify the state’s all-Democrat congressional delegation.
Republican gains in the House from 2010, when they doubled their ranks, eroded with a net loss of four seats in last week’s election.
“You are the grassroots of the grassroots and you know how much I value that people-to-people level of what we all call politics,” Walsh said. “Your legwork, calls, organizing and commitment to important values is what drives me day after day and I am honored to serve as the chair of this great state Democratic Party.
“We have ideas on how to keep moving our state forward and we will continue to talk about them all across our great state.