McGovern hires new communications director

Published: 6/8/2018 11:33:13 PM

U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Worcester, has promoted Matthew Bonaccorsi, 28, to the position of communications director.

“I’m just really grateful,” said Bonaccorsi, calling McGovern a champion of western Massachusetts.

Bonaccorsi will be responsible for both national and district-level communications. He replaces Abraham White, who left to join a strategic communications firm in Washington, D.C.

Raised in Medford, Bonaccorsi is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His previous positions include serving as a field organizer in Greenfield for Elizabeth Warren’s 2012 U.S. Senate race, and as deputy press secretary to the Senate president of Massachusetts. He has worked in Congressman McGovern’s office for two years in communications.

“I’ve been lucky to see firsthand the incredible passion and commitment that Congressman McGovern exhibits every day while fighting for the people of Massachusetts,” said Bonaccorsi, in a press release. “I’m honored to be part of the top-notch team he has assembled, and proud to continue working for such an inspiring leader.”

In the same release, McGovern also had praise for his new communications director.

“I’m thrilled to have Matt step into this new role,” said McGovern. “His local roots and communications expertise will prove invaluable as Democrats continue to clearly and forcefully speak the truth to a White House that lies without any hesitation or shame.”

Speaking with the Gazette, Bonaccorsi said that the congressman’s office would continue to push against all the policies of the administration that McGovern disagrees with.

“I’m lucky to help him do that,” he said.

He also noted that the congressman is known as a fighter for what western Massachusetts believes in.

“We’re going to keep doing that,” he said.

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This story was updated June 10, 2018, at 2:40 p.m. to reflect that the congressman's first name is James.


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