In 2014 Deb Goldberg ran for State 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 have been her personal mission and inspire her in everything she does.
Since elected, Deb has redefined the role of Treasurer. Drawing upon her expertise and experience in both the private and public sectors, Deb has promoted fiscal policies and programs to ensure opportunity for all. Her desire to bring commonsense business principles to benefit the public good comes from lessons she learned her entire life.
When Deb’s great, great grandmother, Yente, arrived in the North End of Boston, she opened a little grocery store. Every friend and relative who arrived was given a job and a roof over their heads. It was through that store that the families learned the food business, and from those roots grew Stop and Shop. At the same time, Yente, along with nine other ladies in the neighborhood started a home for the elderly, which today is Hebrew Senior Life.
From that point on the family values have never waivered. Deb learned from an early age, you could run a successful business while making sure you took care of your families and your community.
Stop and Shop was about good paying union jobs with excellent benefits, jobs for three generations working together at the same time. Deb grew up in the stores becoming a proud member of UFCW 1445. She later served in different executive positions after attending law school at Boston College and receiving her MBA from Harvard.
When Stop and Shop went through a take over, 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 a former Selectman in the Town of Brookline where she became its Chair. She has maintained her commitment to local communities and grass roots organizing by serving as a Commissioner on Brookline’s Neighborhood Conservation District Commission, is a Democratic State Committee member and the Democratic National Committee member representing the Democratic Treasurers throughout the country.
Deb believes that government has an important role to play in improving people’s lives. Whether in saving taxpayer dollars through smart debt management to ensuring high school students learn how to budget and avoid debt, she has shown she is qualified to manage the business of the Treasurer’s office. The Boston Globe and the Boston Business Journal have both recognized her for her achievements.
Deb is a graduate of Boston University, Boston College Law School and Harvard Business School, and lives in Brookline with her husband Michael Winter and their son, Evan and daughter, Meredith.