Former Senator Baddour to Move Lobbying Efforts to ML Strategies

This story has been updated to include a statement from Steve Tocco, president and CEO of ML Strategies.

Former state Sen. Steven A. Baddour is joining ML Strategies of Boston, the lobbying arm of the law firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, Boston.

Statehouse News Service reported Baddour was courted by former Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld, a principal of the firm. It was also reported Baddour would take certain clients with him to the new firm. These include Staples, State Street, John Deer, AT&T, athenaHealth and Beacon Health Strategies.

“Steve earned the respect of his colleagues in the senate through his ability to work across party lines for the benefit of his constituents. He applies that same creative, strategic approach to the work he does for his clients in the private sector. Dan Connelly is also highly regarded across all levels of state and local government and has played a key role in several important legislative proposals including health care reform and the consolidation of the state’s transportation agencies. We are delighted to welcome both Steve and Dan to ML Strategies,” said Steve Tocco, president and CEO of ML Strategies, in a statement released to WHAV.

Baddour, of Methuen, abruptly resigned his state senate seat on 2012 to become a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, Boston, where his work was described as providing “government relations at the state and federal level, public policy and complex civil litigation.” He had served

Baddour was elected state senator in 2002, succeeding James P. Jajuga. He was seated after winning a special election. The First Essex district includes Amesbury, Haverhill, Merrimac, Methuen, Newburyport, North Andover and Salisbury. He received his law degree from Massachusetts School of Law and his bachelor’s from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

“We wish him well in his new role,” Christopher Rieck, media relations director, at McDermott Will & Emery, told WHAV.

2 thoughts on “Former Senator Baddour to Move Lobbying Efforts to ML Strategies

    • He should be in jail with along with John O’Brien. Baddour did something not many hacks have done…he resigned from running for reelection right in the middle of the campaign. The stress of getting his wife and dozens of other hacks do nothing jobs must have gotten to him. You know he’s a entrenched liberal bu** ki**er in Massachusetts when he last raised his head to run a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. And he has sooooooo many accomplishments to point to for his time in office. His major accomplishment being intervening when Central Catholic High School proposed moving out of the Merrimack Valley Conference and he called a meeting of all the local school athletic directors. Now that is important work for a State Senator!!! Nevermind the Merrimack Valley is overrun with illegals and drugs, it’s high school sports that’s important!!