Why are you running?
"As the only candidate who's not a Beacon Hill insider, I'm in the race to give people a choice for real change.
Business-as-usual has brought us to dire straits: 300,000 people out of work, crushing health care costs, struggling schools, an imperiled environment, and a state budget that can't be sustained.
The answers are not coming from the big political machines of Beacon Hill that created the mess in the first place. It's time for a candidate who isn't taking money from the usual suspects to open the doors on Beacon Hill and get government working for the people once again.
As the only candidate not funded by the usual lobbying forces, I have the freedom to advance real solutions to the critical problems facing everyday people.
We can bring down the cost of health care by cutting the wasteful health insurance bureaucracy - instead of cutting the care people need.
We can create a surge of good-wage green jobs in weatherization, local food, and active transportation - jobs that save us money by reducing the health costs eating up a staggering 50% of the state budget.
We can end the sweetheart deals and tax giveaways for insiders that are draining our budget.
I am going to give the people of Massachusetts the most open, honest, and solution-oriented government that they have ever seen. I'm going to get government back to working for people, not just for the insiders."
— Submitted by the candidate