Apr 6, 2023
In this week's episode, co-host Ryan Coonerty talks with newly-elected Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll. She and Governor Maura Healey are part of the first all-female executive team to lead Massachusetts in its long history. Driscoll served for more than a decade as Mayor of Salem, where she led a turnaround of the city's financial health and passed several groundbreaking measures to increase inclusion and expand the rights of the LGBTQ and immigrant members of her community. Driscoll explains her role as Lieutenant Governor, the work she's prioritizing, and the challenges and opportunities surrounding big issues like housing affordability in Massachusetts. They discuss how she shepherded her city's revival post-COVID and how she's focusing on improving inclusion in her state. Tune in to hear Driscoll's advice for other members of underrepresented communities interested in running for office.