Chris Doughty, a Massachusetts businessman and Brigham Young University graduate, plans to run for Massachusetts governor.
The news: Doughty, who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced his decision to run for governor in a video released Wednesday.
- In the video, Doughty talks about his experience as a businessman in Wrentham, Massachusetts.
- He suggests that Massachusetts has become too expensive for most working people.\
Why it matters: This is an instant callback to Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who served as Massachusetts governor from 2003 to 2007.
I look forward to sharing my vision for Massachusetts with you over the next 11 months. Sign up on our website to learn more about our campaign for Governor https://t.co/2SHlTZUZbO#magov #mapoli pic.twitter.com/WbIdLgLJGr— Chris Doughty (@chrisforma) January 26, 2022
Details: Doughty is currently an investor, partner in Capstan Industries, and president of Capstan Atlantic, in Wrentham, Massachusetts.
- He graduated from BYU in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
- He served as a missionary in Southern Argentina during that time.
- Doughty received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989.
- Doughty has six children and four grandchildren.
State of the race: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, said he would not seek reelection.
- Doughty is a moderate who will be competing against Geoff Diehl, a conservative former state lawmaker who was previously endorsed by former president Donald Trump, per The Boston Globe.
- The winner will face off against one of the Democratic Party hopefuls, which include Attorney General Maura Healey, Danielle Allen and Sonia Chang-Diaz.