SHREWSBURY – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito yesterday, August 12, officially launched their re-election campaign at a summer picnic at SAC Park in Shrewsbury.
Baker, a Republican, is seeking re-election for another four years in November.
Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito have formed strong bonds with legislators and local officials on both sides of the aisle, making Beacon Hill a partner that welcomes different opinions and ideas and supports our cities and towns, according to the campaign.
The Baker-Polito administration is “putting people first, avoiding the name-calling and dysfunction that has overwhelmed national politics, and making progress on the challenges
and issues important to Massachusetts’ success and growth,” said the campaign.
The Baker-Polito campaigns lists the following accomplishments:
- More people are working today than at anytime in the state’s history.
- More than 150,000 new jobs have been created since Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito took office.
- More than 450,000 working families and individuals got a raise because Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito doubled the Earned Income Tax Credit.
- Massachusetts students consistently rank #1 in math and reading.
- Massachusetts has the highest four-year graduation rate and lowest dropout rate ever.
- Massachusetts is consistently ranked #1 in healthcare. Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito transformed the Health Connector from a dysfunctional mess into a functioning agency providing healthcare coverage to more than 240,000 Massachusetts citizens and their families.
- Nearly eliminated a billion-dollar structural budget deficit without raising taxes.
- Baker-Polito have reformed the MBTA and Department of Children and Families while increasing the resources they have to make better deliver services for the Commonwealth.
- The administration has reduced the number of homeless families in hotels and motels from 1,500 to fewer than 50.
Photos courtesy of Janet Leombruno