Originally published May 12, 2022 (here)
WAMC Northeast Public Radio | By Josh Landes
With incumbent Maura Healey vying for governor, three Democrats are aiming to win her seat. Former Boston city councilor Andrea Campbell and labor attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan appeared at the Berkshire Brigades’ virtual May meeting to tell their stories to local Democratic activists.
Liss-Riordan first made her name in the early 2000s representing wait staff employees in tip theft cases.
“I’m very proud to have spent my career fighting for the people against the powerful and winning, which is exactly what I plan to do for you as your next attorney general,” she said. “I know that the people of Massachusetts can use some wins right now. Income inequality is at an all-time high. Corporate bad actors are taking advantage of workers, consumers, and our planet. Unions and the right to organize are under attack. Parents are having to choose between childcare and putting food on the table.”
“I am the only candidate in this race who was an actual practicing lawyer,” she said “I’m the only candidate who has run a law firm. I’m the only candidate who has won jury trials, who has won appeals to help shape our laws to better and more fairly serve the people.”