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Wellesley Resident Mike Heffernan Launches Campaign for Treasurer

BUSINESS LEADER MIKE HEFFERNAN LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR TREASURER and RECEIVER GENERAL

Mike pledges bipartisan approach that focuses on protecting tax dollars and investment in middle-class priorities 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Date: January 27, 2014                               Contact: Rick Gorka

Email: rfgorka@gmail.com

Boston, MA – Mike Heffernan, a successful executive and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the financial sector, today announced his candidacy for Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts.

“I’m running for Treasurer to use my years of leadership experience in the financial sector to better protect tax dollars, keep our state pension system secure, increase economic competitiveness that creates more jobs, and ensure robust investment in public education,” said Heffernan.  “Massachusetts has a proud history of producing some of our country’s brightest minds.  Our schools nurture the creative spirit that propels our state forward in spite of our steep challenges.  As the Commonwealth’s next Treasurer, my top priorities will be to increase local aid, improve our schools and invest in our communities.”

A Republican, Heffernan is the son of a career educator in the Wayland Public Schools and the grandson of a Boston Police Patrolman.  Working two jobs, and using scholarships and loans, Heffernan put himself through school at Georgetown University where he graduated with a degree in Economics.  He went on to earn his MBA in Finance from New York University and his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Heffernan spent nearly two decades in Citigroup’s Markets & Banking division.  Most recently, he co-founded Mobiquity, Inc., a Massachusetts-based mobile-tech startup headquartered in Wellesley.  Mobiquity has grown to over 300 employees since its incorporation in 2011.  Heffernan will bring his real world experience to the Treasurer’s Office and help Massachusetts become a model for bipartisan government that creates more opportunity for all of the people of the Commonwealth.  

“Too often politicians in Washington and on Beacon Hill put partisanship and politics ahead of the priorities of the people who elected them,” said Heffernan.  “We can and must do better here in Massachusetts, and I am eager to help lead the way.”

Heffernan, 52, resides in Wellesley with his wife Peggy and their three teenage children. 

He has served on the boards of several charitable entities including the New England Baptist Hospital Board of Visitors, the literacy organization Generations, Inc., and currently serves on the board of Georgetown University’s Lauinger Library as well as the board of the Wellesley Historical Society.

Please visit www.MikeHeffernan2014.com for more information about Heffernan and his campaign.

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BACKGROUND:

Candidate for Treasurer and Receiver General Mike Heffernan brings over 25 years of deep private sector experience from senior leadership roles in financial services, capital markets and entrepreneurship.

Mike is a Co-Founder and Advisory Board member of Mobiquity, Inc., a Massachusetts-based tech start up in the mobile - IT professional services space.  Over the past three years, Mobiquity has grown to more than 300 employees, many of them here in Massachusetts. 

Mike spent nearly two decades in increasingly senior roles at Citigroup’s Markets & Banking division, most recently overseeing Citi’s 7 U.S. Regional Distribution offices in institutional equities.  Mike was previously head of the Boston office for U.S. equity sales.  Earlier in his career he was a managing director at Salomon Brothers and began his career at EF Hutton & Co. before returning to Massachusetts in 1990 to help build the Boston office of NatWest Markets.

Mike is a native of Southborough, attended the public schools there, and is a graduate of Algonquin Regional High School.  He holds a BA in Economics from Georgetown University, and an MBA in Finance from New York University.  After successfully launching Mobiquity, Mike returned to school full time, earning an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Mike has been active in a number of charitable organizations.  He currently sits on the board of Georgetown University’s Lauinger Library and the executive board of the Wellesley Historical Society.  Mike previously served on the Board of Visitors of New England Baptist Hospital, the Board of Directors of Generations, Inc., and the Board of New England Baptist Medical Associates.

Mike resides in Wellesley with his wife Peggy and their three tee

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