Two independent candidates for governor of Massachusetts, Evan Falchuk and Jeff McCormick, discussed their views recently as part of an ongoing series of In the News conversations with the candidates sponsored by AIM, Denterlein and NAIOP Massachusetts.
Falchuk is the former president of the health-care company Best Doctors. He is running as the candidate of the United Independent Party, which he founded with a mandate that "everyone is equal, everyone's civil rights must be protected and that the government must spend our money wisely."
McCormick founded Saturn Partners in 1993, financing and growing early stage companies that include Boston Duck Tours, Twin Rivers Technologies, and the e-marketing firm Constant Contact in Waltham. He maintains that government has a targeted role to play in nurturing innovation and solving problems - from providing accountable leadership, to introducing new ideas, to stepping out of the way.
Here are excerpts of the conversations with former news anchor R.D. Sahl, senior advisor at Denterlein. AIM, Denterlein and NAIOP Massachusetts will post full interviews of all the candidates in September.