The Cape Cod Times reports that Harwich resident Andrea Silbert has thrown her hat into the ring for Lieutenant Governor. The former head of the Center for Women and Enterprise says creation of new jobs is her primary priority. The newspaper reported: "Silbert knows a great deal about job creation, having founded the Center for Women and Enterprise, which since 1995 has helped create 14,000 jobs and $400 million in new wages here and in neighboring Rhode Island. That?s an impressive accomplishment when compared with this state?s ranking of 48 out of 50 states in job creation, Silbert said. The number of jobs in this state is down by 170,000 since 2001 and 20,000 under the Romney Administration. ‘He (Romney) campaigned on a strategy of bringing large business to Massachusetts,’ Silbert said. ‘The only way to create jobs is through small business. I didn?t support Romney in the election, but I thought he?d get the economy rolling. He didn?t do that.’"
The ever vigilant readers of BMG should know that Silbert and I went to college together and have been friends for more than 20 years.