WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts Attorney general Maura Healey, who is running for governor, paid a visit to the city of West Springfield earlier Saturday afternoon on one of her campaigns stops in western Massachusetts.

After Healey secured a win in the Democratic race for governor less than two weeks ago, she was at the Big E fairgrounds in West Springfield to connect with voters and local officials. 22News spoke with Healey about how she planned to connect with western Massachusetts voters Saturday. “It’s about getting out, talking to people, I’m siked to be at the Big E, I love this,” said Healey. “We are trying to get in touch with a lot of people across the state, especially in Massachusetts.”

She says the Big E is an economic driver for the region and she wants to do all she can to support it. However, her focus around the state will be on creating more jobs and tackling the climate crisis. “Just making sure we are making those investments in infrastructure and driving down real issues when it comes down to affordability, driving down taxes, cost of housing, and really looking to grow jobs,” said Healey.

22News was able to speak to Healey about the recent influx of migrants to the state, bussed-in unannounced by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. “My team continues to talk to the Baker Administration and local leaders and legislative leaders,” she expressed. “I think it’s unfortunate when you see the use of people in that way, but again the focus right now is on making sure the migrants are well cared for.”

In attendance, Saturday was also West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt, Rep. Mike Finn, and Rep. Orlando Ramos. Voters will be able to decide if they want either Healey or Republican candidate Geoff Diehl for Massachusetts governor on Tuesday, November 8.