Press Release: Leland Cheung for Lt. Governor


My name is Leland Cheung, and I am running to be your Lieutenant Governor.

The race for the lieutenant governor’s office is currently heating up. We surprised the party by doing in 4 months what my other two opponents have spent the last 4 years doing by landing on the September primary ballot. We outraised every other candidate last month in August. And the latest polls have us tied in first place.

I am the only candidate for Lieutenant Governor with experience in both the private and public sectors. It is my mission to focus on creating a Massachusetts that is “fiscally progressive”, connecting all of the different sections of the state, and all of their unique capabilities to make the create opportunity and prosperity for every resident.

As Lieutenant Governor, I will fight to ensure that all Massachusetts residents have access to high-quality universal pre-kindergarten, along with increased access to higher education at our state universities, and job training programs to give residents access to careers, not just short-term jobs. Massachusetts needs to take every step possible to ensure that every person has the tools and education they need to succeed in the globalized economy of tomorrow.

As the proud father of a newborn daughter, I will continue to advance gender equality, fighting for equal pay for men and women. As the only minority seeking higher office in Massachusetts in 2014, I’ll fight to provide for those most in need, working on behalf of all residents of the Commonwealth the ensure that their civil rights and liberties are protected.

I have served on the Cambridge City Council since 2009. As the only candidate currently in elected office, I’m the only candidate with the vision, plan, and experience necessary to be a true partner to our next Governor. Prior to joining the city council I attended Stanford University for my undergraduate degrees in physics, economics, and aerospace engineering, and hold graduate degrees from MIT Sloan and the Harvard Kennedy School. I am the only candidate with private sector experience in the ‘innovation economy’ every gubernatorial candidate is talking about expanding, and have worked at the state and national level – as a Board Member of Massachusetts’ economic development agency and at the Department of Energy.

Ever since I was first elected I have publicly listed my personal cell phone to be available to any resident who’s in need or has an idea to share. It’s a practice I’m committed to continuing as your Lieutenant Governor. For more information, feel free to check out my website at www.lelandcheung.com, or contact me directly at Leland@LelandCheung.com or by cell at (617) 444-9080

You can also listen to my interview with Leland under “Meet The Candidates”. Click the link below to listen

Meet The Candidates: Leland Cheung, Lt. Governor Candidate

Here is another YouTube video of Leland addressing the MassDem Convention

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