Massachusetts Democrats will look toward State Senator Ben Downing of Pittsfield to lead the party during this election cycle.
The Massachusetts Democratic Party named Downing co-chair of the Coordinated Campaign Wednesday. The party acknowledged the Pittsfield native as a rising political star representing Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties since 2007.
A state senator from western Massachusetts has announced he will run for a fifth term.
Since winning a 2006 election for an open seat, Democratic State Senator Ben Downing has run unopposed in every election since. Representing 52 communities in the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden District, Downing says his work is not done.