During my interview with extraordinary professionals, I take questions from the Twitterverse for my guest to answer. Today my guest was Leland Cheung, Candidate for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts. Here are the questions that I pulled from Twitter.
From my conversation w/ Leland, he told me that his three biggest priorities as Lt. Governor are: (1) Chairing the governor’s council (help the governor with courtroom judge appointments), (2) Making sure that cities and towns are inclusive in all town hall meetings, and (3) Expanding economic opportunity to all in Massachusetts.
(1.)Chairing the governor’s council is an important role for Leland because it is the main responsibility of a Lt. Governor. Helping the governor with his courtroom judge appointments may not sound exciting, but he reassure us that it is an important job. If you show up to court one day and find that there is no judge to hear your case, then that is a cost to you! Not only does he want to make sure that every judge appointment slot is filled, but that diversity is a key factor in every selection process–he wants to make sure that the bench reflects the people of a particular district.
(2.) Having been a city councilor in Cambridge for 5 years, he understands the power of community activism; some of his greatest success stories are credited to the people in his district that have raised their voices on important issues. So as Lt. Governor, he does not only want to move the governor’s agenda forward but wants to include all cities and towns (in Massachusetts) in every discussion–no matter how small they are. He wants to make sure that the governor’s agenda works for the individual.