Attorney general, secretary of state candidates tout vision at Northampton Democratic forum

Originally published May 2, 2022 (here)

By Bera Dunau

Daily Hampshire Gazette

Candidates for attorney general, auditor and secretary of the commonwealth participated in a forum Monday organized by the Northampton Democratic City Committee.

Liss-Riordan leaned into being the only practicing attorney among the candidates, and noted that she has won judgments against companies and institutions such as Starbucks, FedEx and Harvard University.

All three candidates praised the work Attorney General Maura Healey, who is running for governor, has done in the office when asked what they would do differently.

“We’re building off of an incredibly successful legacy in the office,” Palfrey said.

Liss-Riordan said that she was the most qualified for the job because of her record holding corporations accountable.

“I have led teams of lawyers to recover hundreds of millions of dollars,” she said.

“Laws don’t enforce themselves,” Liss-Riordan continued. “I am ready on Day 1.”