Deborah Goldberg

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Deborah Goldberg is a former member of the Board of Selectmen for the town of Brookline, Massachusetts from 1998–2004, serving the last two terms as Chairman. Goldberg was a candidate in the 2006 Massachusetts Democratic primary election for Lieutenant Governor. In 2013, Goldberg announced her candidacy for Treasurer of Massachusetts in 2014.[1]

Goldberg's family immigrated to Massachusetts and opened a grocery store in Boston's North End in 1892. The family opened additional stores and their business grew into what eventually became Stop & Shop, the largest supermarket chain in New England.

Personal Life[edit]

Goldberg was raised in Brookline and graduated from Boston University (B.A., '75), Boston College Law School (J.D. '83),[2] and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., '85).[3] She is married to Michael Winter, with whom she has two children.

2006 Campaign for Lt. Governor[edit]

In the 2006 Democratic Primary Goldberg finished second, in a three-way race, to then-Worcester Mayor Tim Murray with 33%[4] of the vote.

She received the endorsement of the Boston Herald, but failed to win the endorsement of her hometown newspaper, the Brookline Tab, because, they claimed, she had "been taking too much credit" for the town's accomplishments and had "over inflate(d) the chairman's job".[5] The strongly-worded rebuke resulted in a vocal reader response[6] and a separate endorsement[7] from Stan Spiegel, a Brookline Tab columnist and Brookline Town Meeting member.

Goldberg currently serves as president of the board of directors of Adoptions with Love,[8] and on the advisory board of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard Kennedy School.[9]

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