BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts new governor was inaugurated earlier this month, but Wednesday brought new swearing-ins.
Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Gov Kim Driscoll made history by becoming the first all-female team in the corner office, and Wednesday constitutional officers also made history. Healey and Driscoll were sworn in at the start of January, making Healey the first elected female governor in the state and also the first openly gay woman to be elected governor.
The other constitutional officers’ terms run on a different schedule, so they weren’t sworn in until Wednesday. And females are making history.
Out of the six constitutional offices: Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of state, Auditor and Treasurer, females will be holding 5 out of 6 of those positions.
Andrea Campbell is making history by becoming the first black female elected to the office of Attorney General, and also the first black female elected to a statewide office. At her inauguration, she spoke about her family, her struggles, and most importantly her successes. She also spoke about the need for a relationship between her office, state agencies, and elected officials.
“At this moment in political history, we need to stand together and work in partnership to make sure our families feel safe and protected and have access to the opportunities and services to meet our most pressing needs.”
Auditor Suzanna Bump did not run for re-election, leaving the office open for Diana DiZaglio to clinch her seat. And Treasurer Deb Goldberg easily sailed to her third term in office, becoming the second longest-serving treasurer in State history.
Also making history, Secretary of State Bill Galvin became the longest-serving constitutional officer and longest-serving secretary of state in Massachusetts history.