State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry and Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll will co-chair Warren Tolman’s campaign for attorney general, Tolman’s camp said Monday.
“I’m proud to support Warren Tolman because he’s dedicated to fighting for Massachusetts residents,” Dorcena Forry said in a statement. “There is no better leader to protect families facing foreclosure, reduce gun violence in our neighborhoods, and be a voice for seniors, women and communities of color than Warren Tolman.”
Dorcena Forry, a Dorchester Democrat, was elected to the state Senate last year after serving in the state House of Representatives. Her district includes Dorchester, South Boston, Mattapan and Hyde Park. She is married to Reporter editor Bill Forry.
Driscoll has served as mayor since 2006.
The announcement comes days after Tolman, an attorney and former state senator from Watertown, picked up the backing of John Walsh, the former Democratic Party chair.
Tolman is currently facing Maura Healey, the former assistant attorney general, for the position of state attorney general. State Rep. Hank Naughton, a Clinton Democrat, dropped his campaign for attorney general on Saturday and is running for reelection.
Attorney General Martha Coakley is giving up her job to run for governor.