Healey and Driscoll to Hold Pre-Inaugural Event in Taunton
Massachusetts Governor-Elect Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Kim Driscoll are coming to Taunton.
The duo will be formally sworn into office as the Commonwealth's first all-female-led gubernatorial administration on January 5 at TD Garden in Boston.
The location for the event and the title, "Moving the Ball Forward," is a nod to both Healey and Driscoll's time as collegiate basketball players.
In the week leading up to the inauguration, however, the Healey-Driscoll Inaugural Committee has organized five regional stops where both Healey and Driscoll will distribute clothing, food, gifts, and school supplies across the Commonwealth in an initiative they are calling “Team Up Massachusetts."
The five regional stops are in Western Mass., Central Mass., Southeastern Mass., Cape Cod, and Merrimack Valley.
According to the committee, these stops allow for different regions the to "participate in the inauguration festivities" and will "highlight the Healey-Driscoll Administration’s priority of making Massachusetts more affordable and delivering for families struggling to get by."
Their Southeastern Mass. regional stop will be held in Taunton on Tuesday, January 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, where Healey and Driscoll will be taking part in a school supplies and healthy food giveaway.
Throughout the campaign, both Healey and Driscoll made frequent visits to the SouthCoast, including visiting the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, Fall River's Battleship Cove, stumping for down-ballot Democrats in Taunton and Buttonwood Park, an in-studio appearance on WBSM's SouthCoast Tonight, and a stop at New Bedford's waterfront on the second day after securing the Democratic nomination's for Governor and Lt. Governor, respectively.
At that New Bedford stop, Healey had committed to their administration showing more support to regions of the Commonwealth such as Southeastern Massachusetts that feel as though they have been overlooked.
“It is a big state, and a state where every region deserves support," she said. “Frankly, there are some regions that have not received as much love and support as others. And we want to be an administration that addresses that.”