Jul 102014

Attorney General Martha Coakley

Attorney General Martha Coakley

Attorney General Martha Coakley will speak to the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce on July 18 about her candidacy for governor and her vision for the state’s future and will answer audience questions, according to a news release from the chamber.

The release continues:

“Coakley will appear at the Chamber’s Public Policy Forum from 7:30-9 a.m. on July 18 at the Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens. The event includes a full breakfast and is open to the public. Cost is $25 for chamber members and $35 for future members. Registration is required; seats are limited. To register, please call 978-772-6976 or visit www.nvcoc.com.

A Democratic candidate for governor, Coakley is the state’s first female Attorney General and previously served as Middlesex County District Attorney. According to her campaign, “Martha has been a national leader in addressing the economic crisis by holding big banks accountable and keeping people in their homes, protected civil rights as the first Attorney General to successfully challenge the Defense of Marriage Act, tackled fraud and corruption, championed major initiatives to address the costs of health care and energy, and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars back for the Commonwealth’s taxpayers. Martha is a passionate advocate for public safety, bringing justice to victims of crime and their families while implementing innovative prevention programs in our schools and communities.”

Coakley is the last of the four major candidates for governor to meet with the chamber in the past 18 months. Republican candidate Charlie Baker spoke to the chamber last spring, and Coakley’s opponents in the Democratic primary, Steve Grossman and Don Berwick have previously appeared.

The Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing nearly 600 businesses who employ more than 6,500 people in the 16-town region.”