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In full transparency, the majority of this is a press release from the Driscoll campaign.


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SALEM — Broadcast and cable television stations this morning, August 22, began airing Mayor Kim Driscoll’s first television ad, “Reason,” in the race for Lieutenant Governor. 

The election is in 2 weeks on Tuesday, September 6. Mayor Driscoll is one of three Democrats vying to be the Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor on the November ballot.

The 30-second ad focuses on Driscoll’s achievements turning Salem around and her broad swath of support from working people around the state, from organizations like the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund to the Massachuestts Democratic Party to labor unions, and sends the message that Massachusetts needs effective and results-driven leadership on Beacon Hill. 

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The ad will run on broadcast and cable starting this morning. 

VIEW VIDEO HERE: “Reason: The Democrat with the most experience

NARRATOR: There’s a reason so many Democrats support Kim Driscoll for Lieutenant Governor.

NARRATOR: Kim took on the old boys club to become the first woman elected mayor of Salem. Mayor Driscoll transformed Salem, making government more effective and inclusive.

MAYOR DRISCOLL: “Mayors get stuff done. And that’s the experience we need on Beacon Hill.”

NARRATOR: Now Kim’s endorsed by Planned Parenthood, labor and progressives for Lieutenant Governor. Choose the Democrat with the most experience: Mayor Kim Driscoll.

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In total, Kim has now earned the endorsements of over 300 leaders statewide, including former Boston Acting Mayor Kim Janey, former Lieutenant Governor Tom O’Neill, Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Hampshire County Register of Deeds Mary Olberding; Essex District Attorney Jon Blodgett, and House Speaker Ron Mariano, among others.  The endorsements include support from over 65 current and former members of the State Legislature – more than both of her opponents combined – and from over 100 mayors and municipal elected officials in every corner of the Commonwealth. Driscoll also secured a resounding endorsement at the Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Worcester this past June, where she received over 41% of support in a crowded five-way race. 

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Driscoll is Salem’s 50th Mayor, the first woman to serve in the role, and has been reelected five times with significant margins for the job. Her career includes work in Chelsea, serving as Chief Legal Counsel and Deputy City Manager, working to rebuild the city as it came out of receivership by helping to usher in inclusivity, equity, and accountability. In 2003, just three years into her Salem City Council term, she knew her hometown deserved new leadership and transparency in City Hall. She won a tough, three-way race in 2005, and since then, she has led on issues that matter most to our neighborhoods – COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, improving the city’s public schools as Chairwoman of the School Committee, supporting housing affordability, boosting economic empowerment by supporting small businesses, leading on climate action and resiliency in a historic seaside community, and a commitment to racial equity and inclusion at a time of national upheaval. You can learn more about Driscoll and her campaign by visiting

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.