May 19, 2022 Minutes

Linda Levin-Scherz, Julie Wu, Will Brownsberger, Jeff Levin-Scherz, Nan Donald, Dan Barry, Barbara Miranda, Barbara Barry, Debbie Deutsch, Stephen Shestakofsky, Angus Abercrombie, Jeanne Mooney, Michael McNamara, Marc Sachs, Steven Klionsky, Vera Iskandarian, Carolyn Schwartz, Russ Leino, Bhim Oli, Cabell Eames, Joanne Coakley, Helen Bakeman, Ruth Smullin, Peter Grey, Jean Dickinson, Susan Staves, Ted Dukas, Frank Frazier, Elizabeth Goss, Taylor Yates, Jenny Belok, Dick Madden

Angus Abercrombie spoke about Sonia Chang-Diaz, noting that she fights for marginalized groups and if she is elected she’ll get much accomplished.

Debbie Deutsch stated she evaluates candidates based upon many things, including electability.

There was a discussion about LG candidates, with many noting all the candidates would be good.

AG candidates were also discussed, with members noting that all three were strong. Deborah Barry was concerned that Andrea Campbell was a proponent of charter schools. Debbie Deutch was concerned that Andrea took PAC money.

Barbara Miranda stated that it was time for new blood for Secretary of State, though Will Brownsberger thinks Bill Galvin is doing a good job.

Endorsements

Only two candidates met the 2/3 of those eligible to vote threshold: Maura Healey got 25 votes and Chris Dempsey received 19, just meeting the threshold. Diana DiZoglio had 5. The Fair Share Amendment also got our endorsement with 23 votes. 

Lt. Gov:

Eric Lesser was the top vote getter (16 votes) for Lt. Gov, but was shy a few votes for endorsement. Kim Driscoll had five votes, Tami Gouveia had 1 and neither Bret Bero and Adam Hinds got any votes.

AG

Quentin Palfrey had 14 votes, Andrea Campbell, and Shannon Liis-Reardon 1

Secretary of State

Tanisha Sullivan had 13 votes, William Galvin 9

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