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Josh Zakim was elected to Boston City Council in 2013 when he was 29 years old. He is currently running for Secretary of State in Massachusetts against long-time incumbent William Galvin in the Democratic Primary. Will Zakim be the first  Boston City Councilor to win a statewide office in Massachusetts since 1958?

1:40 - What is the day in the life of a Boston City Councilor?

2:40 - What prompted you to put your name on the ballot as opposed to a behind the scenes role like your father?

3:22 - Was there ever a time you thought you might not be successful?

4:10 - Is a progressive wave sweeping Boston?

5:20 - Why did your opponent insult all of Boston City Council?

6:30 - Does it concern that a Boston City Councilor has not won a statewide seat since 1958?

7:20 - What would you say to someone who is thinking about running for office but doesn’t come from a political family?

8:25 - Is there a divide between Boston and the rest of Massachusetts?

9:20 - What is your biggest accomplishment as a Boston City Council?

10:40 - What is something you would do over with your time on City Council?

10:20 - What is the best advice you’ve been given?

12:40 - What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve overcome in your life?

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