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Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Maura Healey 當選州長 麻州女性掌權成定局

Maura Healey (左),Kim Driscoll(右)當選麻州正副州長。 (Boston Orange 圖片)
            (Boston Orange綜合報導) 118日,今天,麻州締造歷史,不但民主黨全面掌權,還選出全女班團隊。Maura Healey誓言要當所有人的州長,寄語同性戀者及女生,你可以成為任何你想要成為的人。準麻州副州長Kim Driscoll點出,他們締造的不只是History,更是Herstory

Maura Healey誓言要當所有人的州長,帶麻州做出改變。(Boston Orange 圖片)
            一如人們早在96日麻州初選之後就預期的,這次大選,麻州締造了許多項歷史紀錄,包括選出首名女州長,以及首名同性戀州長 (Maura Healey) ,首次州長,副州長 (Kim Driscoll) ,以及總檢察長 (Andrea Campbell)都是女性。

         在連任的麻州財政長Deb Goldberg,很可能當選麻州稽核長的Diana DiZoglio也都是女性的情況下,明年的麻州政府首長幾乎清一色的是女生。

           目前在位,競選連任的威廉蓋文 (William Galvin) 也將打破紀錄,成為麻州在位時間最長的州務卿,打破麻州首名州務卿John Avery, Jr. 17801月到18066月的在位26年紀錄。

Maura Healey喜悅之情,溢於言表。(Boston Orange 圖片)
          8日晚上8點投票一結束,開票行動立即開始,在838分的開票進展Maura Healey得票率65.2%時,WBUR就已認定她將當選,在她的名字旁打了個勾。美聯社 (AP)也預告了Maura Healey將當選下任麻州州長。

Maura Healey (右),Kim Driscoll(左)當選麻州正副州長,攜手向支持者致謝。勝選派對
出席人數太多,一度暫停的不讓更多人進場。 (
Boston Orange 圖片)
         大約9點,麻州州長候選人Maura Healey就在Fairmont Copley Plaza的選舉夜派對中發表當選感言了,聲言不論選民票投何人,她要當所有人的州長。她感謝那些在她競選途中花時間告訴她自己需要什麼,想要什麼的人,她將竭盡所能的和每一個人合作,為每一個人解決問題,做出改變。

          Maura Healey還說,她有特別的訊息要給每一名小女孩和每一個年輕的同性戀者。她希望這晚讓她們看到,她們可以成為任何他們想要成為的人,除了自己的想像力之外,沒有任何事或任何人可以阻擋他們。

波士頓市長吳弭(後)也是Maura Healey的支持者。(檔案照片,周菊子攝)
          這場勝選派對開始得很早,結束得很快,不過人們的情緒倒是一樣高昂,喜悅之情洋溢在參選人及支持者的臉上。

          人們是從8點前後陸續入場,不到9點就有政要陸續上台講話。波士頓市長吳弭 (Michelle Wu) ,麻州聯邦眾議員Ayanna Pressley,聯邦眾議院副議長Katherine Clark,準副州長Kim Driscoll等人一一上台發表簡短講話。         

波士頓市長吳弭(右起)和Maura Healey,Andrea Campbell,麻州聯邦眾議員
Steven Lynch 一起爭取支持者。(檔案照片,周菊子攝)
           晚上10點,Maura Healey本人發出感謝電郵給支持者,競選團隊也發佈勝選消息。在競選期間一路有Maura Healey陪同、助陣的Andrea Campbell,也在1040分時發出電郵,感謝支持者,高興表示我們做到了


           去年競選波士頓市長,敗在吳弭手下,如今有
Maura Healey支持,當選麻州總檢察長,Andrea Campbell的經歷,似乎佐證了政治這條路的曲折迂迴。

            截至晚上1134分,還只有48.4%的投票站回報了開票結果。州長選舉部分,Maura Healey 836,457票,得票率63.4% Geoff Diehl462,296票,得票率35%。總檢察長部分,民主黨籍的Andrea Campbell得票率62.5%,約811,014票,共和黨籍的James Mcmahon得票率37.5%,約495,304票。麻州州務卿部分,民主黨籍在位已逾20多年的William Galvin得票率67.6%,約894,070票,共和黨籍的Rayla Campbell得票率29.5%,約388,743票。 (更新版)

麻州州長候選人Maura Healey 在臉書上直播競選夜派對。(臉書截圖)


Healey Makes History as First Woman Elected Governor of Massachusetts

Pledging to move Massachusetts forward together, Healey and Driscoll will meet with Gov. Baker and LG Polito Wednesday afternoon

BOSTON –

Maura Healey visited Somerville this morning. (Photo: Boston Orange) 
Maura Healey made history tonight by becoming the first woman to be elected Governor of Massachusetts. Healey and Kim Driscoll also made history tonight by becoming one of the first all-women teams to be elected Governor and Lieutenant Governor in the United States. 


Maura Healey, Ayanna Pressley and Mayor of Somerville. (Photo: Boston Orange)
Healey also is the first openly gay person to be elected Governor of Massachusetts and the first openly gay woman to be elected Governor in the country (*Democratic candidate Tina Kotek’s race in Oregon is still yet to be called).


In a speech to supporters in Boston on Tuesday night, Healey touched on the importance of representation, saying: “Tonight, I want to say something to every little girl and every young LGBTQ person. I hope tonight shows you that you can be whatever you want to be. And nothing but your own imagination should ever get in the way. I want you to know that tonight, we made history!”


Healey also began laying out her priorities for the transition to her new administration, focusing on her commitment to bring people together and make Massachusetts more affordable. She said: 


“The people of Massachusetts have given us an historic opportunity tonight, and a mandate to act. We’ll ignore the noise and focus every day on making a difference in their lives. Our job from day one will be to make our state more affordable… It is time for us to model the kind of leadership and collaboration and, yes, the respect that we want to see elsewhere. Because in Massachusetts we lift people up. We come together. And we lead. That’s who we are.”


Her running mate, Kim Driscoll, added: “We want to bring the Get Stuff Done approach to Beacon Hill so that ALL of our hometowns have a brighter future… Today, Massachusetts voters stood proud, spoke with one, powerful, clear voice and said, ‘It’s her time.’”


Healey and Driscoll will get right to work on Wednesday, meeting with Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito to begin initial discussions about transition to a new administration. Additional details about a subsequent media availability will be available on Wednesday.








 

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