As previously reported by “Karl Mark” on this blog, Mike Heffernan has announced for Treasurer as a Republican. Here is his press release:
Boston, MA – Mike Heffernan, a successful executive and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the financial sector, today announced his candidacy for Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts.
“I’m running for Treasurer to use my years of leadership experience in the financial sector to better protect tax dollars, keep our state pension system secure, increase economic competitiveness that creates more jobs, and ensure robust investment in public education,” said Heffernan. “Massachusetts has a proud history of producing some of our country’s brightest minds. Our schools nurture the creative spirit that propels our state forward in spite of our steep challenges. As the Commonwealth’s next Treasurer, my top priorities will be to increase local aid, improve our schools and invest in our communities.”
A Republican, Heffernan is the son of a career educator in the Wayland Public Schools and the grandson of a Boston Police Patrolman. Working two jobs, and using scholarships and loans, Heffernan put himself through school at Georgetown University where he graduated with a degree in Economics. He went on to earn his MBA in Finance from New York University and his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Heffernan spent nearly two decades in Citigroup’s Markets & Banking division. Most recently, he co-founded Mobiquity, Inc., a Massachusetts-based mobile-tech startup headquartered in Wellesley. Mobiquity has grown to over 300 employees since its incorporation in 2011. Heffernan will bring his real world experience to the Treasurer’s Office and help Massachusetts become a model for bipartisan government that creates more opportunity for all of the people of the Commonwealth.
“Too often politicians in Washington and on Beacon Hill put partisanship and politics ahead of the priorities of the people who elected them,” said Heffernan. “We can and must do better here in Massachusetts, and I am eager to help lead the way.”
Heffernan, 52, resides in Wellesley with his wife Peggy and their three teenage children.
He has served on the boards of several charitable entities including the New England Baptist Hospital Board of Visitors, the literacy organization Generations, Inc., and currently serves on the board of Georgetown University’s Lauinger Library as well as the board of the Wellesley Historical Society.
Please visit MikeHeffernan2014.com for more information about Heffernan and his campaign.