BOSTON (State House News Service) – The Green-Rainbow Party will field three statewide candidates – Ian Jackson for treasurer, M K Merelice for auditor, and Danny Factor for secretary of state – and plan to deliver certified signatures Monday.
M K Merelice, of Brookline, is running for auditor, a seat held by Democrat Suzanne Bump, who is facing a challenge from Republican Patricia Saint Aubin. Merelice is a former reporter and editor of the Christian Science Monitor and was the vice president of marketing and communications at Putnam Investments. Merelice was a member of the Rainbow Coalition Party and helped plan the merger with the Green Party in 2002, according to her website, where she advocates state resources used “for the benefit of all people, our planet, and a peace-making economy.”
Seeking the position of secretary of state long held by Democrat William Galvin is Factor, an Acton resident and attorney who represents domestic violence victims, low-income workers and others. Factor believes the state should have an Economic Bill of Rights. Galvin is also facing Republican David D’Arcangelo.
Jackson, an Arlington resident, is running for the open treasurer seat. “Our money should work to invest in our future that includes clean water, solid education, employment growth, and a banking system that is too good to fail,” Jackson says on his website.