Deborah Goldberg to run for state treasurer

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

Goldberg, whose family founded Stop & Shop, said 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 said. “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.’’


The Harvard MBA and former chair of the Brookline Board of Selectmen 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 to run for treasurer.

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