Senator Adam Hinds of Western Massachusetts announces his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor
State Senator Adam Hinds, a Democrat from Pittsfield, announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor on Wednesday, pledging to build a better future for all residents of Massachusetts.
Its priorities include racial justice, economic development and job creation, climate change, traffic and transit, and housing. Hinds, who chairs the Special Senate Committee on Reinventing Massachusetts Post-Pandemic Resilience, said COVID-19 “has shown us that vulnerability in a neighborhood makes us all vulnerable.”
“I want to make sure that every corner of the Commonwealth is ready to participate in the economy of tomorrow, from Wellfleet to Worcester to Williamstown,” Hinds said in a statement. campaign video.
In the video, Hinds touted his experience working for the United Nations in the Middle East for nearly 10 years, including in Israel, Iraq and Syria.
In western Massachusetts, Hinds tackled youth violence prevention as the founding director of Pittsfield Community Connection. He also led the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition in North Adams, focusing on residents’ employment and mental health issues, according to his website.
“I have never shied away from big problems,” Hinds said in his campaign video. “I have brought people to the negotiating table in some of the world’s most intractable conflicts, and I can do the same here at home.
Hinds was elected to the State Senate in 2016 and is the Senate Chairman of the Joint Committee on Revenue. He is also vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs.
“It is high time to actively change the policies and budget choices that have led to racially different incomes, education and health,” Hinds said in the video, stressing that children must have access to “quality education”, no matter where they live. Massachusetts.
Hinds is married to Alicia Mireles Christoff, an associate professor at Amherst College, according to his website. Their baby, Rafael Fernando Hinds, born in May 2021, played a central role in the Hinds video.
Hinds said he was determined to leave a better world for his son, who will be part of a generation facing a range of challenges, including rising housing costs and climate change.
Hinds launched his campaign outside Pittsfield Town Hall on Wednesday morning, according to a press release. He has another event scheduled for late Wednesday morning at Latino’s Kitchen in Springfield with State Senator Adam Gomez, followed by a stop at Massachusetts State House in Boston this afternoon.