Jacob Ventura. Photo: Jacob Ventura for State Senate

Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen aims to make history with Massachusetts campaign

Jacob Ventura, a citizen of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, is hoping to make history in Massachusetts.

Ventura, a Republican, is running to represent the Bristol and Norfolk District in the State Senate. If he wins, he will be the first citizen of a federally-recognized tribe in the Legislature, according to The Foxboro Reporter.

“I think we’re going to win,” Ventura, who maintains a presence on Twitter and Facebook, told the paper. “We have a great team of supporters and staff.”

Ventura is facing three Republicans in the September 19 primary, the paper said. The general election takes place October 17.

The Bristol and Norfolk District is in the southeastern part of the state, in Wampanoag territory. It includes the city of Taunton, where the recently-recognized Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeking to rebuild its homeland.

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