”We've been playing it much too safe for a state that is as rich in resources as we are.”Massachusetts state Rep. Tami Gouveia launches bid for Lieutenant Governor
By Nik DeCosta-Klipa
While political observers in Massachusetts wait for key individuals to declare their intentions in the 2022 race for governor, one Democratic state representative is launching her bid for the No. 2 job.
Rep. Tami Gouveia, a progressive, second-term lawmaker from Acton, is announcing her campaign Monday to be the next lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, calling for a more ambitious approach and robust social safety net as the state emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve been playing it much too safe for a state that is as rich in resources as we are, that is as smart and as educated as we are, and there’s opportunities for us to address some of the policies that have left people behind,” Gouveia told Boston.com in an interview, pointing to worsening economic and racial inequalities in the state.
“We need leadership, and I don’t see that coming out of the corner office right now,” she added.