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In full transparency, the following is a press release from Mayor Kim Driscoll’s campaign submitted to SOURCE media.


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SALEM – Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, will spend the final days campaigning across the Commonwealth on her Get Stuff Done tour.

Mayor Driscoll will be joined by some of the over 350 endorsers who have supported her in this campaign, visiting Western Massachusetts, Greater Boston, Central Mass, and other regions. Additional stops will be announced soon.

One of her stops will be to the Natick Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

“My favorite part about campaigning is having the opportunity to see every corner of the Commonwealth and understand that every region has its own unique gifts, but many of the challenges we face are the same: The growing grocery bills, the cost of keeping a roof over your head, how we get to and from the places we work, live and play,” said Driscoll. “When people are hurting, they need a leader who knows how to find solutions and get stuff done. Being on the ground is something I’m used to as a Mayor and that’s why I am proud to have earned the support of so many officeholders at every level – local, county, and state.”

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The Get Stuff Done tour began earlier this week with a successful day in Western Massachusetts and included the roll out of ten new endorsements from elected officials and Democratic leaders across the region. The day’s events also included two roundtable discussions in Greenfield – one with the Rural Policy Advisory Commission in Greenfield, and another on opioid epidemic & CORI reform with Franklin County Sheriff Chris Donelan, Register of Probate John Merrigan, and Greenfield Mayor Roxann Wedegartner. Mayor Driscoll also toured Chicopee alongside State Representative Joe Wagner, visiting and learning about the transformational investments in the community. The night closed with a meet and greet hosted by a large host committee, including Hampshire County Register of Deeds Mary Olberding, West Springfield State Rep. Michael Finn, Sunderland State Rep. Natalie Blais, Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle, and Springfield City Council President Jesse Lederman.  

Yesterday’s Get Stuff Done events in Greater Boston included a tour of water transportation infrastructure in Quincy, followed by a visit to the Quincy Council On Aging. Mayor Driscoll also spent time visiting small businesses in the region in Quincy and Mattapan. The day ended with a meet and greet in Newton hosted by Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and a virtual gathering with the Newton & Brookline Democratic Committees as they hosted their Candidates’ Night. The day also kicked off with the announcement of new endorsements from 50 current and former elected officials, advocacy leaders, and organizations – including Robert Durand, Former Massachusetts Secretary of Environmental Affairs; Michael W. Morrissey, Norfolk County District Attorney, Quincy; Michael G. Bellotti, Norfolk County Treasurer, Quincy; Matt McDonough, Plymouth County Register of Probate, Marshfield; Thomas J. O’Brien, Plymouth County Treasurer, Plympton; Stephen “Steve” Murphy, Suffolk County Register of Deeds, Boston. 

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The tour continues today in Central Massachusetts. Leadership from the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (NASRCC) will host Mayor Driscoll for a tour of a development project underway with the University of Massachusetts Building Authority. Mayor Driscoll will then meet with representatives from Worcester’s Main South Community Development Corporation and visit with Latinx-owned small businesses in the region. The day continues with a visit to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts with former Worcester Mayor Joe O’Brien to learn more about their work addressing hunger and education disparities, and concludes with the Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO cookout in West Boylston. 

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Tomorrow, Mayor Driscoll will visit Greater Boston and the North Shore: 

  • 9:00 AM – Natick Farmers Market (Natick Common, 12 S Main St, Natick, MA 01760)
  • 11:00 AM – Union Square Farmers Market with Mayor Katjana Ballantyne (66 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143)
  • 1:00 PM – Sabores de Nuestra Cultura Family Festival (Piers Park, Marginal St, East Boston, MA 02128)
  • 2:30 PM – Dorchester Meet & Greet with supporters 
  • 4:30 PM – Lynn Greek Festival (54 S Common St, Lynn, MA 01902)

Driscoll will also attend Monday’s Greater Boston Labor Council breakfast, march and rally, and will host a Salem GOTV rally on Monday night (details forthcoming). 

In total, Mayor Driscoll has now earned the support of over 350 leaders. This support builds on the wide coalition of support Mayor Driscoll continues to earn across Massachusetts from her proven track record as Mayor of Salem for over 16 years. To date, Mayor Driscoll’s public endorsers include current and former elected officials across Massachusetts, labor unions, national leaders such as Barbara Lee, EMILY’s List, and the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts. These endorsements also follow Driscoll’s resounding endorsement at the Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Worcester this past June, where she secured over 41% of support in a crowded five-way race. 

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Kim 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. Kim’s 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, Kim knew her hometown deserved new leadership and transparency in City Hall. She won a tough, three-way race in 2005, and since then, Kim 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. As a proud member of the Get Stuff Done wing of government, Kim has exemplified great leadership for Salem, our region, and our Commonwealth. She is now running for Lieutenant Governor to bring that effective, equitable, and visionary leadership to Beacon Hill and empower cities and towns across Massachusetts. You can learn more about Kim Driscoll and her campaign by visiting

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By editor

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.