Welcome to the Race, Chris Gabrieli
(Remember ... the voters decide in the end!)
Statement of Andrea Silbert on Chris Gabrieli:
"I welcome Chris Gabrieli to the race for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. I have known and worked with Chris for many years and I look forward to a continued spirited campaign. While candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor may decide it's in their personal interest to partner, ultimately the choice of who will serve in these offices will be decided by the voters of Massachusetts. I am confident that my hands-on experience as a chief executive and proven job creator, combined with over 15 years of dedicated public service, will be the deciding factor in this race.
I am the only candidate for Lieutenant Governor who has served residents of Massachusetts in over 180 cities and towns in our state. I am the best prepared to help grow employment opportunities that will revitalize our economy. New jobs and the citizens that hold them will be the catalysts that will increase state revenues and pay for the essential programs our residents need. New job creation is the most effective way to bring in the tax revenue we need to pay for increased health care coverage, to grow educational opportunities and to make affordable housing affordable again. I have devoted my life to improving the lives of working families and individuals and I am eager to help the Democratic Party take back and re-energize the corner office."
Facts on Andrea Silbert & Her Campaign
As the co-Founder and former CEO of the Center for Women & Enterprise, a statewide and regional non-profit organization, Andrea and her team served 10,000 clients, helping them create 14,000 new jobs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and over $400 million in new wages.
Andrea has raised over $500,000 for her campaign and will have $350,000 on hand as of February 1, 2006.
Andrea is the only one of the four declared candidates with statewide public service management experience. At the Center for Women & Enterprise, she opened offices in Roxbury, Boston, Worcester and Providence, Rhode Island and served thousands of women and men across Massachusetts.
Andrea is a progressive Democrat who opposes capital punishment, supports same-sex marriage, is pro-choice and is a committed environmentalist. She speaks both Spanish and Portuguese and has done grassroots economic development work in Latin America as well as locally in Massachusetts.
Andrea is a graduate of Harvard College, the Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School.
A working mom, Andrea lives in Harwich, Massachusetts with her husband Craig Caldwell and their three children.