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Gubernatorial Candidate Chang-Diaz Says Government Needs Urgency

Massachusetts State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz
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Massachusetts State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz

An interview with one of the Democrats running for governor in Massachusetts

State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz of Boston is hoping to make history next year and be elected as the state’s first Latina governor.

During more than a decade in the state legislature, the former school teacher has a progressive track record on issues including education and criminal justice reform.

Earlier this summer she launched her campaign for governor joining a Democrat field that includes former State Senator Ben Downing and Harvard professor Danielle Allen.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Chang-Diaz.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.