This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES on Beacon Hill

By Bob Katzen

While Gov. Maura Healey and Lt. Gov Kim Driscoll assumed office on January 5th, the other four statewide constitutional officers were not sworn in until January 18. Here are some quotes from each of their remarks on Inauguration Day:

“My hope is that every day, women and young people who look like me—and see the incredible work of this office—will feel less invisible, despairing and lonely because there continues to be a shining example of what is possible. We can provide greater economic opportunity by tackling wage theft; protecting residents from predatory practices and scams; fighting to ensure families have the tools they need to buy or stay in their homes; and punishing unfair or discriminatory practices that stand in the way of upward mobility and opportunity.”
—Attorney General Andrea Campbell

“I love this state. It is full of talented, diverse, hard-working people of every color, background and religion. I am so honored that you have again placed your trust in me as your treasurer. I look forward to building upon our work to ensure that everyone who calls Massachusetts home has equal opportunities to achieve economic stability and security for themselves and their families for generations to come.”
—Treasurer Deb Goldberg

“We know representation matters and I am thrilled that we have a more representative and diverse group of leaders recently elected across our state. Congratulations. But I submit to you that if we really want to see the bold and meaningful change that working families and historically underserved communities need and deserve — we must also talk about access – and why access matters.
—Auditor Diana DiZoglio

“One of the things we’re seeing is that there’s a need for better civic education, especially in high schools, of what the significance of elections are. I mean, I think the root cause of some of the election denialism and some of the other hostility that’s out there is people don’t really understand what government is supposed to do.”
—Secretary of State Bill Galvin

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