Why are you running?
"I am running for re-election to finish what we started.
We've made historic investments in education and have new tools and resources to close the achievement gap, but we still have an achievement gap to close.
97.5% of our residents have health insurance, more than any other state, but it is still too expensive and we have to cut costs system-wide.
We are emerging from the recession faster than other states, and are third in the nation in job creation, but too many people are still out of work, so we need this pace of job creation to continue.
We are making strong progress. I want to finish what we started.
The other candidates are good and decent people, but they have very different values and deep connections with the very insiders who have controlled Beacon Hill for decades.
Four years ago, we ran to change the guard. Now, we are running to guard the change.
I believe that it is up to each of us to leave this Commonwealth better than we found it - and that government has a role to play in helping people help themselves."
— Submitted by the candidate