Adrian Madaro, the long-time Chief of Staff to outgoing State Representative Carlo Basile, is announcing his candidacy for State Representative of the First Suffolk District.
Madaro began working for Representative Basile as an undergraduate student, and quickly rose from serving as aide to Chief of Staff.
“I greatly appreciate the opportunity Representative Basile gave me and value his mentorship,” said Madaro. “Learning from Carlo Basile over these past four years gives me confidence that I am the best candidate to continue his years of dedicated service and commitment to the people of East Boston.”
Madaro’s campaign is already in full swing. He has established a campaign account and has begun fundraising to kick-start his efforts. He recently secured Representative Basile’s former campaign headquarters at 105 Porter Street and has hired Liana LaMattina, aide to former Mayor Thomas M. Menino at Boston University’s Initiative on Cities, to serve as his campaign manager.
“East Boston needs a leader in the State House who cannot only serve the needs of our community–as Adrian has done so ably and at times extraordinarily in the past 4 years–but also someone with the vision and intellect to steer our neighborhood through this present of complexity and dramatic change” said community activist Ernani DeAraujo, who is serving as Madaro’s Campaign Chair.
“I am confident that if provided with this opportunity, I can hit the ground running on day one, effectively and passionately advocating for this community,” said Madaro. “I look forward to listening to and speaking with residents, and sharing my vision for the future of East Boston.”
Adrian Madaro is a graduate of Boston Latin School and Tufts University where he also earned a Masters in Public Policy and Urban Planning. Adrian is an active member of the East Boston community, serving as a board member of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Vice President of the YMCA, President of the Harborside Community Council, Former Vice President of the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), and Co-Chair and Founder of the Mario Umana Public Service Fellowship.