This afternoon, the Boston Herald officially announced its endorsement of Karyn Polito for the office of State Treasurer.
..The edge goes to Polito, a hard-nosed fiscal conservative, who has pledged not to accept a state pension and will work to get all elected officials out of that system….
Reforming the way the current pension fund is managed – now with 130 outside active managers all collecting fees and 25 administrators on the state payroll, most of them collecting salaries of more than $100,000 plus bonuses – is also high on her to-do list.
Polito, who currently serves as a state rep from Shrewsbury, has earned a good deal of street cred for holding up a $400 million supplemental budget this month in the House – that is until a traffic jam proved her undoing.
It was a gutsy move – one that indicates she has what it takes to face down the spenders on Beacon Hill. And that alone deserves a vote.
To read the full endorsement, please click here.