An attorney and lifelong Winthrop resident, Joe Boncore was first elected to the Winthrop Housing Authority in 2009 where he currently serves as chairman. A graduate of St. John’s Prep, Providence College, and the Massachusetts School of Law, he has been an attorney for the past 10 years. Boncore has 8 siblings, including 7 sisters.
In addition to being a strong activist for public housing, Boncore is focused on the drug addition crisis and make related treatment available through health insurance. At the forum, Boncore spoke about eliminating mandatory sentencing minimums in the court system and broadening access to early education. He supports the fair share tax amendment (i.e., millionaires tax) to increase revenue toward funding drug programs and raising education foundation spending per pupil as well as re-looking at Chapter 70.
Candidates are vying to fill the First Suffolk and Middlesex district seat left open by the recent resignation of Anthony Pettruccelli. The district includes Boston’s North End / Waterfront, Beacon Hill, East Boston as well as Revere, Winthrop and parts of Cambridge. All candidates are running as Democrats with the Special State Primary Election set for April 12th.