News Lieutenant Governor candidates highlight plans for human services sector at Council’s in-person forum

Candidates running for Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor discussed their visions for the Commonwealth with attendees from the community-based human services sector today at the Providers’ Council’s in-person forum.

The event was held at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester and took place directly after the Council’s 47th Annual Membership and Business Meeting.

Business leader and educator Bret Bero, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, State Representative Tami L. Gouveia, State Senator Adam Hinds and State Senator Eric Lesser participated in the forum. Craig Sandler, the managing partner of State House News Service, served as the moderator.

The Council also invited former state Reps. Kate Campanale and Leah Allen, Republican candidates for lieutenant governor, but they both declined the invitation.

Over the course of the hourlong forum, the candidates echoed many of the same sentiments as they were asked about addressing issues impacting the sector, such as the unemployment rate for people with disabilities and Chapter 257 funding challenges, though they also discussed different strategies and approaches that they felt would be most effective in doing so. Click here to watch!

For more information about the event, please contact Bill Yelenak.

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