Some people think running against a longtime incumbent is a daunting task. Not Dave D’Arcangelo. He’s faced the kinds of challenges that put it in perspective. Diagnosed with a rare eye disease called Retinoschisis that left him legally blind at a young age, Dave has been twice elected Councilor at-Large in the City of Malden, and built successful careers in both the public and private sector over the past two decades. Now he wants to use this unique combination of experience to serve as Secretary of State and bring a much-needed, fresh perspective to state government. 

Dave’s public sector experience includes working in the Administrations of three Governors and in the State Legislature, as well as serving on the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Rehabilitation Council for two terms under both Governors Mitt Romney and Deval Patrick. Outside of government, Dave founded and serves as Managing Director of Arc Angel Communications, a public relations and social media firm. Prior to that, Dave was the Chief Communications Officer for M & L Transit Systems, Inc. and the Regional Development Manager for CSI Support & Development Services. 

Dave has served in many other charitable and volunteer leadership positions, including Past President of the Malden Rotary Club, Member of the Suffolk University Communications and Journalism Alumni Board, Member of the Malden Chamber of Commerce, Board of Arc of Middlesex East, Board of Tailored for Success and on the Braille Literacy Advisory Council. Dave has decades of experience with elections, a core responsibility of the Secretary of State’s Office, working and volunteering for dozens of campaigns and serving the City of Boston as an Election Officer, Warden, Clerk and Inspector. Dave, 43, lives in Malden with wife Lisa and his daughter. He is a 1996 graduate of Suffolk University, where he recently served as an adjunct faculty member in the Communications and Journalism Department.