Former Nantucket selectman and county commissioner Douglas Bennett said he will run for the U.S. Senate and is working to get the 10,000 signatures necessary to be on the April 25 Primary ballot.
Bennett, who had an unsuccessful race for the Cape and Islands Senate seat in 2006, losing to incumbent Rob O'Leary, announced his intent to run for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State.
Bennett, now a resident of Dorchester, also previously ran two unsuccessful elections to the Boston City Council, according to CapeCodToday.
The 37-year-old father announced on his website he is running because the Commonwealth and the country needs “a strong voice who will go down to Washington DC and fight to End the Perpetual wars that plague our nation and prevent us from achieving full productivity.”
He also outlined the three issues he will fight for as senator:
“We must End our Wars and Seek out Peace,” he wrote. “We must Audit the Federal Reserve to ensure sound and transparent monetary policy. And we must Protect our Civil Liberties. As your United States Senator, I will do so.”
Candidates have until Wednesday, Feb. 27, to secure the 10,000 signatures needed to be on the April Primary ballot.