The Globe called Grossman “the better choice for Massachusetts Democrats,” saying he “has the direct business experience needed to protect the public’s funds.” The Globe said that Steve is “a Harvard MBA who would bring money-management expertise to the treasurer’s office… For this complex assignment, Grossman offers both greater business acumen and a broader vision for the office.”
The Herald wrote: “For what was once a relatively low-profile office, the stakes are very high. But in Steven Grossman Democratic voters are fortunate to have a candidate who is both familiar to them and highly qualified… Grossman has clearly done his homework on what works in the Treasurer’s Office (the School Building Assistance program) and what needs improvement (putting the state’s bond work out to bid more frequently and finding new outlets for Lottery products).”
The Salem News said Grossman “has the professional and political qualifications to do an outstanding job,” and praised his plans to boost small businesses and protect local aid.
The Newton TAB editorial said, “We’re convinced state treasurer is the ideal job for Steve Grossman. We know him to be a person of high integrity, a quality that couldn’t be more important for this position and at this time.” The Somerville Journal, noting Grossman’s 35 years of success as CEO of Somerville-based Grossman Marketing Group, said, “It all comes down to protecting the taxpayers’ money and the state’s investments and restoring the public’s faith in government.”
The Watertown TAB said, “state treasurer may prove to be the ideal job for Grossman,” sentiment echoed in the Cambridge Chronicle, Needham Times, Waltham News Tribune, and Brookline TAB.
[Posted by Al Gordon, Issues and Communications Director]