EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Jake Auchincloss is a city councilman in Newton, Massachusetts, and a former Marine.
Now he has his eyes set on becoming a U.S. Congressman in Massachusetts’ 4th District.
The seat is currently held by Democrat Joe Kennedy, who is now running for U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Ed Markey.
Auchincloss joined Tim White and Ted Nesi for this week’s taping of WPRI 12’s Newsmakers to discuss why he is running for Congress.
The other candidates running for the congressional seat are Dave Cavell, Jesse Mermell, Alan Khazei, Ihssane Leckey and Becky Grossman.