The race for Suffolk County Register of Probate is profiled by Boston.com’s Jeremy C. Fox with interviews from both candidates, current District 1 City Councilor, Sal LaMattina, and current Program Supervisor for the Office of Community Corrections, Patricia Campatelli. LaMattina and Campatelli are both Democrats hailing from East Boston.
“I managed a department with 99 employees, all union, so I deal with some of those issues [we face] when we have union employees,” said LaMattina, 52, in a reference to his tenure as director of operations at the Boston Transportation Department from 1999 until his election to the City Council in 2006.
Campatelli, 48, worked as a substitute teacher and then as a youth worker with at-risk teens before moving on to several positions in the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and the state Office of Community Corrections, earning a master’s degree in crime and justice at Suffolk University.
The Democratic primary is on Thursday, September 6th. The open seat for Register of Probate will fill the role vacated by Richard Iannella who resigned last year.