The State Auditor is Massachusetts’ Chief Accountability officer for state government. It is important we have someone in that position who will stand up to protect the public interest to ensure that taxpayers are getting the best results in areas critical to our daily lives, including public transportation, public health, and the environment.
I have been on the trail with my friend, Chris Dempsey, for over a year, and throughout this campaign, Chris has proven that he is a leader that we can count on in this crucial role. He saved taxpayers over $15 billion when he stopped the Boston 2024 Olympic bid from powerful corporate interests. He helped co-found the MassDOT open-data program, which helped commuters know in real-time when their buses and trains are going to arrive when he served as Assistant Secretary of Transportation under Governor Deval Patrick. Chris plans on making Massachusetts the first in the nation to incorporate carbon accounting in audits of state agencies, which will help our state meet its carbon reduction goals.
Serving on the Shrewsbury Finance Committee, I know firsthand how critical it is to have leaders in state government who can be partners to municipalities as we strive to reach our goals to provide a more efficient transportation system, more affordable housing, and a cleaner environment. With municipalities across the state working to prioritize where to spend federal stimulus dollars, it is important to have a watchdog in the Auditor’s office that will monitor these funds in real-time to ensure we are making our communities stronger.
We need a leader in the Auditor’s office who will use the powers of the office as tools to make state government more efficient, more accountable, and more fair. I encourage you to join me in supporting Chris Dempsey for State Auditor in the September 6th Democratic Primary.