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Steve Grossman on Homeland Security

Former Chair of DNC; Democratic Challenger MA Governor


Unwavering advocate for veterans and their families

Massachusetts provides some of the most comprehensive veterans services in the nation, and as governor, Steve will build on that foundation. Among the true heroes of our society are those who have worn the uniform of our country and defended our common freedom and values. Steve will continue to be an unwavering advocate for veterans and their families.

Recently, Steve announced that as governor, he would file legislation elevating the Secretary of Veterans' Services to a full cabinet position reporting directly to the governor. He proposed the change because he believes it would help the Secretary of Veterans' Services best manage the wide range of issues affecting veterans, including healthcare, housing, economic development, and educational training.

As part of his effort to level the playing field for veterans and encourage entrepreneurship, when Steve created the Small Business Banking Partnership, he emphasized and promoted access to capital for veteran-owned businesses.

Source: 2014 Mass. gubernatorial campaign website, SteveGrossman.com , Dec 20, 2013

Welcome Home Bonus Program: financial support for veterans

As Treasurer, Steve accelerated the Welcome Home Bonus Program, ensuring that veterans now have access to the financial support they deserve. Since 2006, Treasury has issued 26,000 bonuses, and in the last fiscal year Treasury nearly tripled the number of Vietnam War bonuses awarded. And the state's Unclaimed Property Division, which Steve oversees, returned hundreds of thousands of dollars to veterans who were the rightful owners. Next spring, in coordination with the leadership of the Massachusetts National Guard and Veterans' Services, Treasury will co-host the first ever military and veterans money conference.

Steve also partnered with his colleagues in the legislature to create the Financial Literacy Trust Fund, establishing a board to leverage public-private partnerships, attract contributions, and advance citizens' financial empowerment. And he's established a priority to serve veterans, K-12 students, senior citizens, and low and moderate-income families.

Source: 2014 Mass. gubernatorial campaign website, SteveGrossman.com , Dec 20, 2013

Other governors on Homeland Security: Steve Grossman on other issues:
MA Gubernatorial:
Bill Weld
Charlie Baker
Dan Wolf
Deval Patrick
Don Berwick
Karyn Polito
Martha Coakley
Marty Walsh
Tom Menino
MA Senatorial:
Brian Herr
Bruce Skarin
Ed Markey
Elizabeth Warren
Gabriel Gomez
John Kerry
Martha Coakley
Mo Cowan

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.DuVal(D) vs.Mealer(AE) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Riggs(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Kashkari(R)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Beauprez(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D) vs.Snitker(L,Lt.Gov.)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D) vs.Hunt(L)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Aiona(R) vs.Abercrombie(D)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hatch(D) vs.Hoefling(R)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
NY: Cuomo(D) &Hochul(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Astorino(R) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Teachout(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Dorman(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead

Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry
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Election 2013:
New Jersey:
NJ-R: Chris Christie (won)
NJ-D: Barbara Buono (lost)
Virginia:
VA-R: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli (lost)
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe (won)

 

Page last updated: Oct 10, 2014