Steven Grossman (politician)
|57th Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts|
January 17, 2011 – January 21, 2015
|Preceded by||Tim Cahill|
|Succeeded by||Deb Goldberg|
|National Chair of the Democratic National Committee|
January 21, 1997 – January 22, 1999
Serving with Roy Romer (General Chair)
|Preceded by||Donald Fowler|
|Succeeded by||Joe Andrew|
|Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party|
|Preceded by||Chester Atkins|
|Succeeded by||Joan Menard|
|Born||February 17, 1946|
Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Education||Princeton University (BA)|
Harvard University (MBA)
Steven Grossman (born February 17, 1946) is a former Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts and candidate for Governor of Massachusetts. Grossman previously served as chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party from 1991 to 1992, president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) from 1992 to 1996 and chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1997 to 1999. In the spring of 2015, Grossman became the CEO of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a Boston-based nonprofit focused on strengthening inner city economies that was founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter.
Prior to his involvement in politics, Grossman worked at Goldman Sachs. In 1975 he left Goldman Sachs to work in his family business, a paper supplier called Massachusetts Envelope Company, now the Grossman Marketing Group.
In 2012 Grossman was named number 47 on a list of the 100 most influential institutional investors worldwide by the Asset International magazine.
Education and military service
Grossman received his bachelor's degree in Romance languages from Princeton University in 1967, and his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School in 1969, where he was a Baker Scholar.
From 1991 to 1992, he was chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, also serving as chairman of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee from 1992 to 1996. From 1997 to 1999, he was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
He ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, losing the Democratic nomination to Shannon O'Brien with 0.80% of the vote in the Democratic Primary. He had announced his withdrawal from the race over the summer, but too late to remove his name from the ballot.
2014 gubernatorial campaign
On June 14, 2014, Grossman won the endorsement of the Massachusetts Democratic Party at the Democratic State Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he received the most support by a wide margin.
Grossman received strong support from the LGBT community during his campaign, including the endorsement of all five LGBT state legislators: State Senator and Majority Leader Stan Rosenberg, Representative Denise Andrews, Representative Elizabeth Malia, Representative Kate Hogan, and Representative Sarah Peake. Grossman's broad base of support included endorsements by unions such as the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 33 and Teamsters Local 122 as well as advocacy organizations such as Mass Retirees and the Coalition for Social Justice.
During the campaign Grossman also received support from the Mass Forward Super PAC, which became the first Super PAC subject to a new state campaign finance disclosure law that requires the top five donors names be included on advertising materials. In the disclosure, Grossman's mother, Shirley Grossman's name appeared as one of those donors.
He is married to Barbara Wallace Grossman a professor of theater at Tufts University, and they have three children. His daughter-in-law, Becky Walker Grossman, is a city councilor for Newton, Massachusetts and placed third in the Democratic primary race to succeed Rep. Joe Kennedy III.
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