Cowin Announces Intention to Seek Office of Atty. Gen.
William I. Cowin '59 yesterday announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for attorney general of Massachusetts.
Cowin, who resigned last Thursday from the highest appointive-office in state government--secretary of administration and finance--becomes the first announced GOP candidate for the job of the state's chief law enforcement officer.
In his press conference, Cowin stressed the need to "bring professionalism back to the office of the attorney general."
Cowin, who is 36, has spent the last 11 years in appointive offices in state and federal government including three years as an assistant attorney general, chairman of the Department of Public Utilities, secretary of Consumer Affairs, and the past 18 months in the office he resigned last week.
A 1962 graduate of Harvard Law School, Cowin emphasized the need to use the limited law enforcement resources to their maximum efficiency, the safeguarding of civil liberties, consumer protection, and the thorough investigation of corruption in government.
Four major Democratic candidates have already announced their intention to seek the office which is expected to be vacated by the incumbent, Robert H. Quinn, when he seeks the governorship.