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Deborah Goldberg to run for state treasurer and Finegold is also a likely candidate

Posted by Your Town  October 16, 2013 06:34 PM

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Deborah Goldberg, who finished second in the 2006 Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, will file papers to run for state treasurer, she told the Globe this week.

State House News reported Wednesday that Goldberg told a Brookline Democratic Town Committee garden party at her home that she would run. Goldberg is a former chair of the Brookline Board of Selectmen.

Goldberg, whose family founded Stop & Shop, told the Globe she planned to run on her business know-how and time in local government.

“It’s an office where I can bring all the skills in my background into play,” she told the Globe's Political Intelligence blog earlier this week. “Number one, I’m a business person. I may not have actively worked in the business community for the last couple of years, but it’s like falling off a bike. I was trained from the time I was a kid to run a big business.”

Goldberg, who holds a Harvard MBA, finished second to eventual victor Timothy P. Murray in 2006.

With current Treasurer Steven Grossman running for governor, the treasurer’s office is one of four constitutional offices whose incumbents will not run next year. Democrats say they also expect state Senator Barry Finegold of Andover to run for treasurer.

Jim O’Sullivan can be reached at Jim.OSullivan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JOSreports. A version of this post appeared in Political Intelligence

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