Today, the South End News endorsed Andrea Silbert for Lt. Gov. Click here for the link:http://www.southendn…
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For lieutenant governor
In the race for lieutenant governor, there are three appealing candidates. One, however, stands out. Businesswoman Andrea Silbert, who founded the Center for Women and Enterprise, is smart, savvy and poised to add depth to the team of whoever wins the Sept. 19 primary. Silbert has made economic development and ending homelessness among families the two prongs of her campaign. She knows a thing or two about economic development, having created more than 14,000 jobs since 1995 through the Center for Women and Enterprise. Former Brookline selectwoman Deb Goldberg is terrific; shes also won the backing of the smartest man in Congress: Barney Frank. But her experience is thin: two years as chair of the Brookline Board of Selectman. The same can be said of Worcester Mayor Tim Murray. Hes appealing, but Worcester has a weak mayor form of government. The position, basically, means that Murray won the most votes for councilor.
Silbert, by contrast, has been out in the trenches building businesses and creating jobs. She also knows a thing or two about taking an unpopular, but righteous, stance. Silbert, a Cape Cod resident, favors the Cape Wind project. Although the project is favored by a majority of state residents, it is deeply unpopular with residents of the Cape. With scientific consensus nearly unanimous around the problem of global warming, anything we can do to reduce our carbon footprint just makes good sense.