Former State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson Pulls Papers For Another Senate Run

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Former State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson is signaling that she may run for her old seat again.

Wilkerson had served as the senator for the Second Suffolk District for 15 years before being arrested on corruption charges and resigning in 2008.

The Secretary of State's office confirmed to WBZ NewsRadio on Wednesday that someone had pulled papers for the race on Wilkerson's behalf. She'll need to collect at least 300 certified signatures by May 31 to be eligible for the ballot, officials said.

Wilkerson has returned to prominence as an activist, serving on organizations like the WAKANDA II coalition.

Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz — who now holds the Second Suffolk District seat — is running for governor, freeing up the seat for a competitive race. Wilkerson has not yet set up an updated account with the Office of Political and Campaign Finance.

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