Don Berwick best Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor

Don Berwick is the only gubernatorial candidate 'with a resume of such great executive experience and accomplishment.' -- Fred and Elaine Panitz, Sheffield

To The Edge:

We are distressed that there has been so little press mention of Donald Berwick, who in our view is the most outstanding candidate for Massachusetts governor in the upcoming Democratic primary on September 9th.

Don is a progressive with a plan for single payer — Medicare for all — in Massachusetts, reducing our state healthcare budget and freeing funds sorely needed to create jobs, repair our roads and bridges, and invest in education and energy innovation. He’s the only candidate opposing legalized casinos and is on record against the gas pipeline. His is a “jobs agenda.”

As physicians, we support him for leading his organization’s work with hospitals to reduce errors and infection rates, resulting in the salvage of over 100,000 patient lives. President Obama chose him to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid where he once again was outstanding. We find no other candidate with a resume of such great executive experience and accomplishment.

His is a clear-eyed and passionate message, one that stirs similar feelings in those of us lucky enough to have met him and heard him speak.

Donald Berwick has inspired the greatest number of volunteers and the greatest grassroots momentum. He can win!

Elaine and Fred Panitz

Sheffield, Mass.