14 minutes | May 23rd 2018

Josh Zakim - Boston City Councilor

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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