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Words from Anthony Amore after his loss to William Galvin

Republican Anthony Amore spoke with the Item after his loss to Democrat William Galvin (Owen O'Rourke)

Democrat William Galvin (D) was re-elected as Massachusetts Secretary of State, defeating Republican Anthony Amore 71.56 percent to 24.75 percent.

“I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to meet so many people throughout the Commonwealth and to have had the chance to be on Gov. Baker’s ticket,” said Amore. “It’s been a great honor.”

Amore, 50, is well-known for his role as director of security and chief investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, where he is charged with the ongoing efforts to recover 13 works of art stolen from the museum in March 1990, according to a Daily Item report.

The Swampscott resident of more than 15 years has two children. His oldest is studying at Suffolk University and his youngest is enrolled at Swampscott High School, according to his campaign website.

The main focuses of Amore’s campaign, according to his website, were to ensure compliance with the public records law; ensure elections are accessible and secure; provide resources to the business community to help protect itself from business identity theft; get rid of secretive selection processes and use tax credits to spur economic development; and sanction clients or lobbyists for violating state law.

He has been passionate about the opioid crisis, even going as far as to investigate how pharmaceutical companies manipulate doctors into over-prescribing opioids, according to the Daily Item. Amore, who started his career as an immigration officer, said he also wanted to make sure that Massachusetts did not become a sanctuary state.

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