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Former Petruccelli aide joins Consalvo campaign

Ed Deveau, former chief of staff to state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, has been hired as deputy campaign manager of Rob Consalvo’s mayoral bid. Marcus Ferrell, who has worked on state Senate campaigns in Florida, is serving as campaign manager.

Petruccelli, an East Boston Democrat who is backing Consalvo and emceed Consalvo’s recent kick-off, called Deveau “one of my closest advisors” in a statement released by the Consalvo campaign.

“With our political base stronger than ever, Ed Deveau’s grassroots organizing and political skills are just what we need to organize block-by-block, street by street in East Boston, the North End, Bay Village, South Boston, and Dorchester and across the entire city,” Consalvo, the District 5 councillor for Hyde Park and Mattapan, said in his own statement. “With Ed on board and with Senator Petruccelli’s help we’ll be successful this fall.”

The campaign is planning to hold a rally in East Boston on July 10.