Wellesley resident and business owner Mike Heffernan announced today that he is in the race 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,” Heffernan said. “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 son of a career educator in the Wayland Public Schools and the grandson of a Boston Police Patrolman. He is a native of Southborough and attended the public schools there. Heffernan is a graduate of Algonquin Regional High School.
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 master’s of business administration degree in finance from New York University and his master of public administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Heffernan spent nearly two decades in Citigroup’s markets and 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,” Heffernan said. “We can and must do better here in Massachusetts, and I am eager to help lead the way.”
Heffernan, 52, lives in Wellesley with his wife, Peggy, and their three 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.
For more information visit www.MikeHeffernan2014.com.