June 22, 2022/Media

Massachusetts Democratic Party Announces Appointment of Joe Sherlock as Acting Executive Director


Wednesday, June 22  2022


Massachusetts Democratic Party Announces Appointment of Joe Sherlock as Acting Executive Director

BOSTON – Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford today announced the appointment of Joe Sherlock as Acting Executive Director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Chairman Bickford will formally nominate Sherlock for the position permanently at the next State Committee Meeting in September.

“Joe is well versed in the Party’s agenda and will continue to ensure that our values of diversity and inclusion are part of all that we do,” Chairman Bickford said. “As we head into the general elections this Fall, I’m confident Joe will be a critical asset in our work to take back the Governor’s office and ensure Democrats are elected up and down the ballot.”

In his role as Acting Executive Director, Sherlock will manage the day to day operations of the State Party in collaboration with Party Chair Bickford. Sherlock takes over the role vacated by Veronica Martinez, who departed earlier this year for a position with the Democratic National Committee.

Sherlock most recently served as the Party’s Convention Director. Prior to joining the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Sherlock served as a Paralegal Advocate at the Harvard Law School Legal Services Center Project on Predatory Student Lending. In that role he worked with students who were cheated by the predatory for-profit college industry. At the party, Sherlock has served as Convention Director and Manager, Legislative Elections Coordinator, and Campaign Manager to Dan Sena’s 2020 special election. Prior to his work at the Project on Predatory Student Lending, Sherlock served as a field organizer to Congressman Seth Moulton and was a candidate for Haverhill City Council. He previously taught middle school social studies for two years in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“The work before us is important and urgent and I’m honored to take on this role at this pivotal moment,” Sherlock said. “Democrats in Massachusetts have a lot to offer but we can take nothing for granted. We will work hard to support the Democratic candidates in the general election this Fall so that Massachusetts can continue to be a national leader on so many important policy issues.”

Sherlock, a native of Haverhill, is a resident of East Boston and is a graduate of Bowdoin College.

His appointment as Acting Executive Director is effective immediately.