Massachusetts governor and lieutenant governor: a guide to the 2022 general election
The state’s corner office is up for grabs in 2022, as incumbent Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito decided to call it quits after two terms. The pair are not picking sides in the race to succeed them.
After cruising to the Democratic nomination, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is paired on the ballot with Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, who prevailed in a hotly contested three-way primary for lieutenant governor.
On the Republican side, state Rep. Geoff Diehl won the nomination with support from former President Trump. Leah Allen, also a former state representative, won a tight primary for lieutenant governor.
The Libertarian Party also nominated candidates, with business owner Kevin Reed vying for governor and physician Peter Everett for lieutenant governor.
Democrats: Attorney General Maura Healey (website, campaign finance) and Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll (website, campaign finance)
Republicans: Former state Rep. Geoff Diehl (website, campaign finance) and former state Rep. Leah Allen (campaign finance)
Libertarians: Business owner Kevin Reed (website, campaign finance) and physician Peter Everett (website, campaign finance)
Related news stories:
Healey, Diehl make pitches, points in final debate
Affordability, Trump feature as pressure points in first Healey-Diehl debate
Healey, Diehl are on the ballot, but Trump looms large in Massachusetts governor race