Governor Baker is back to work and he said his plan is the same as it was four years ago: to move Massachusetts forward.
After winning re-election to a second four-year term, Governor Charlie Baker said he wants to continue his community approach to independent governing.
“People want us to focus on the work, they want us to collaborate, they want us to be as I said last night tough on the issues and soft on the people,” said Governor Baker.
Baker talked about specific issues that his administration will focus on moving forward. Like continuing to combat the opioid crisis, building more affordable housing, and improving public transportation.
The governor also thanked members of both major parties for working with him to get things done, something he would like to see continue in the next 4 years.
The governor said, “What people want more than anything is progress, and they want progress on the things that are going to improve the quality of their lives here in Massachusetts, and we’ve had a good working relationship with the legislature.”
Also winning re-election last night: Secretary of State William Galvin, Auditor Suzanne Bump, and Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, who are all Democrats. They all vow to continue to work with the Republican Governor on a variety of issues facing the Commonwealth.
Governor Baker’s pledging to serve all four years of his second term, but won’t say yet whether he hopes to continue in office beyond that.