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Why Deb is running for Treasurer

Deb is running for Treasurer to give every woman, every man and every family the financial power and skills they need to get ahead in today’s tough economy. Economic empowerment, economic security, and economic stability are not just buzzwords to her. They are a personal mission.

Deb’s great, great grandmother came half way across the world with her 11 children to the North End of Boston and opened a small grocery store. Every relative or friend who arrived was given a job and a roof over their heads. It was through that store that the families together learned the food business, and from those roots grew Stop and Shop.

At Stop and Shop Deb’s family brought in the unions themselves and created a company where thousands of people for multiple generations had jobs they could count on with good pay and good benefits. Deb worked there in high school and was a member of UFCW 1445. She later served in different executive positions after attending law school at Boston College and receiving her MBA from Harvard.

Then Stop and Shop went through a take over and Deb saw a very different corporate model, not one she could live with. She turned to public service bringing her business experience and finance background to make a difference on issues facing women, children and families.

Deb is the President of Adoptions With Love and an Advisory Board member of the Greater Boston Food Bank. She was one of the founders and the treasurer of a school for kids with severe cognitive disabilities.

Deb was also elected Selectman in the Town of Brookline and became its Chair. She is currently a Commissioner on Brookline’s Neighborhood Conservation District Commission, a town meeting member and Democratic State Committee member. The Senate President appointed Deb to serve as her representative on the Commonwealth Covenant Fund within the Treasurer’s office.

Deb believes that government has an important role to play in improving people’s lives. She is qualified to manage the business of the Treasurer’s office and will bring her values to the table every day.

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