Eric Lesser says the next gubernatorial administration needs to focus on the cost of living, affordable child care, affordable housing for people, and transportation because they are all tied together.
She's the only woman running in the Democratic primary, she's the only candidate from Berkshire County and she's the only candidate without a law degree. Those differences, she says, will help her bring a singular perspective to a state body that few voters think about.
The event was arranged by local Democrats and drew about 20 people. Palfrey, acting general counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce and a former assistant attorney general, is vying for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.
Gubernatorial candidate Sonia Chang-Diaz will be present as will attorney general candidate Quentin Palfrey, secretary of the commonwealth candidate Tanisha Sullivan and state Senate candidates Huff Templeton and Paul Mark.
Faced with three Select Board candidates who each have served on the town's diversity committee and made equity and inclusion a cornerstone of their respective campaigns, some town residents may have trouble picking just two when they go to the polls next Tuesday.
Robert D. Sullivan Jr., a former assistant district attorney, did not file to run by Tuesday's deadline. Instead, he posted on his campaign Facebook page his decision to withdraw and back Timothy Shugrue.
There's a lack of prosecution and follow-through, he said, little communication with police, too many dismissals, too few diversion programs and a general lack of confidence in the DA's office that's filtering down to police and the community.
Fippinger has a long track record of building community partnerships, all grounded in deep, respectful outreach and relationship building and an abiding belief that all voices deserve a space, according to a Tuesday news release.
His vision of Williamstown emphasizes accountability in all financial and management aspects of governance; enhanced quality of life for elders and our youth; and more support for low-income families and people who wish to acquire homes affordably.
Jeffrey Morneau, a Democrat, took out nomination papers on March 1 following incumbent Mary Hurley's decision not to stand for re-election. Morneau had run against the former Springfield mayor in 2016, when she was first elected.