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Shrewsbury Resident Orlando Silva Files To Run For Governor As A Democrat

March 23, 2021

Yet another Democrat has filed to run to be the next governor of Massachusetts.

Shrewsbury resident Orlando Silva threw his name into the mix. Silva filed with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance to run on Monday, March 22.

Silva, 44, owns a business called Pro Air Duct Cleaning, according to opencorporates.com.

Silva joins a growing list of Democratic gubernatorial candidates including former state senator Benjamin Downing (formerly of Pittsfield, now of East Boston),  Quincy resident Scott Khourie, Medford resident Scott Donohue. Harvard professor Danielle Allen is considering a run.

On the Republican side, it’s unclear if the state’s Republican governor, Charlie Baker, will seek a third term. Former state representative Geoff Diehl of Whitman is considering a run. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito of Shrewsbury is expected to run for governor if Baker doesn’t.

The only declared candidate in the GOP race is former Lowell city council candidate Darius Mitchell, who describes himself as the “Hip-Hop Republican.”

The state primary is set for September 2022.

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