Sharon Durkan Joins Ed Markey Campaign As Massachusetts Finance Director
Friday, June 19, 2020
BOSTON – Sharon Durkan has joined Ed Markey’s campaign for re-election to the United States Senate as the State Finance Director for Massachusetts. Sharon founded Durkan Consulting, where she currently serves as a consultant on fundraising and event strategy. She has extensive experience in several Massachusetts finance roles, including as longtime finance director for Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu. She also served as consultant to State Senator Julian Cyr’s 2018 re-election campaign, and finance director for Eric Lesser’s 2014 successful bid for the Massachusetts State Senate.
“Our campaign is on the move across the state and Sharon is a key addition to our strong team. She will help us manage increased interest and bolster our fundraising efforts in the remaining months of the campaign,” said Campaign Manager John Walsh. “Her dedication to progressive causes throughout her career and experience directing finance for campaigns at every level in our state make her perfect for this role. We are so proud to welcome her aboard.”
Sharon lives in Boston and is an alumna of Smith College, where she majored in government, and held the office of president of the Smith College Democrats. She is the current chair of the Boston Ward 5 Democrats which covers Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and Fenway.
“I’m thrilled to join Senator Markey on his campaign for re-election. Working with clients and donors across Western Massachusetts, the Cape, and Boston I have seen the deep impact Ed has made looking out for people in every corner of our state,” said Durkan. “Ed champions strong progressive values that will measurably improve the lives and livelihoods of the people of Massachusetts.”
Senator Markey has served in the United States Senate since winning the special election in 2013 and has amassed a deep record on environmental, climate, gun safety, and consumer protection issues. He co-authored the Green New Deal, is a strong advocate for Medicare for All, and has led on a range of issues, including protecting LGBTQ+ rights, pushing for a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease by 2025, and ensuring that Donald Trump cannot launch a nuclear first strike without Congressional approval. Raised in Malden, Ed Markey has always stood up for the priorities of Massachusetts.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary