Jeffrey McCormick

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Jeffrey McCormick
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Former candidate for
Governor of Massachusetts
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSyracuse University (Biology)
Master'sSyracuse University (MBA, Finance)
Personal
ProfessionVenture capitalist
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Jeffrey McCormick was a 2014 Independent candidate for Governor of Massachusetts.[1][2] He and lieutenant gubernatorial running mate Tracy Post faced the Democratic ticket of Martha Coakley and Steve Kerrigan, the Republican ticket of Charles D. Baker and Karyn Polito as well as two Independent tickets in the general election on November 4, 2014. Jeffrey McCormick lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

McCormick holds his Bachelor of Science in biology and Master of Business Administration in finance, both from Syracuse University.[3]

McCormick is a businessman by trade. In 1994, he helped found the Boston venture capital firm Saturn Partners and today serves as managing partner.[3]

Education

  • B.S. in biology - Syracuse University
  • MBA in Finance - Syracuse Unvirsity

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 2014

McCormick ran for election to the office of Governor of Massachusetts on an Independent ticket.[2] He and lieutenant gubernatorial running mate Tracy Post faced the Democratic ticket of Martha Coakley and Steve Kerrigan, the Republican ticket of Charles D. Baker and Karyn Polito as well as two Independent tickets in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Results

Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles D. Baker/Karyn Polito 48.4% 1,044,573
     Democratic Martha Coakley/Steve Kerrigan 46.5% 1,004,408
     United Independent Evan Falchuk/Angus Jennings 3.3% 71,814
     Independent Scott Lively/Shelly Saunders 0.9% 19,378
     Independent Jeffrey McCormick/Tracy Post 0.8% 16,295
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 1,858
Total Votes 2,158,326
Election Results via Massachusetts Secretary of State.

Debates

August 21 independent debate

Evan Falchuk and Jeffrey McCormick discussed the state's economic fortunes, taxes and a statewide referendum on casinos in a debate hosted by Middlesex Community College. Falchuk, who is running as the United Independent Party candidate, argued that high healthcare costs and limited housing options have led to the state's economic struggles. McCormick countered that job creation and energy costs are the main culprits for economic problems.[4]

McCormick was taken to task by Falchuk over his proposal for a lowered state income tax and shrinking of state agencies. This proposal would establish a five-percent income tax and reduce the number of state jobs by eliminating positions as employees retire or move to new jobs. Falchuk suggested that the proposal doesn't make financial sense, and pushed McCormick to name specific jobs that should be eliminated. McCormick countered that recent investigations into corruption at the state probation department highlights the state's wasteful spending.[4]

The two independent candidates also sparred over Question 3 on the November 4 ballot, which would repeal a 2011 law that allows resort casinos to operate in Massachusetts. McCormick supports Question 3, claiming that the law is only beneficial to casino operators. Falchuk opposes Question 3, as he believes that the people of Massachusetts and their representatives already dealt with the matter. He compared the measure to efforts by congressional Republicans to sue President Barack Obama over the Affordable Care Act.[4]

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