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Doughty Best Choice for Governor

Our state is facing some serious problems including high cost of living exacerbated by inflation, an ailing MBTA system, rising crime rates, businesses leaving the state, and declining schools.  We need a governor who will put aside politics and put people first.  That person is fiscally conservative outsider Chris Doughty.  
He is not a professional politician.  Chris has spent a lifetime creating jobs, not worrying about the next election.  He is the only job creator in the race.  For more than three decades he has worked to build businesses that provide good jobs, while juggling being a hands-on dad for his six children and serving in the community.
Doughty has overseen the expansion of Capstan Industries from its initial startup of a few dozen employees to become, at its peak, a large multinational manufacturer.  As a business owner and job creator, he dealt with all kinds of challenges — from low-cost international imports to government regulation. He has worked hard to make his company a place people were proud to work.
Doughty graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in economics and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.  He is well qualified to be our Governor.
But, what will Doughty do for you?  As he likes to say, “You will have more dough with Doughty.”
Doughty was the first candidate to call for the suspension of the gas tax to help ease the pain at the pump.  His plan is to suspend the gas tax until the price of gas drops below $3.70 per gallon.  
“The state has the funds, so there is no reason that the State House cannot help the hard working taxpayers by immediately suspending the gas tax.  As the next Governor, we will be proactive in responding to crises,” said Doughty. 
Doughty wants to end the Commonwealth’s reputation of being “Taxachusetts” and reduce taxes more than Bill Weld did as Governor.  This will make our state more competitive for attracting new businesses so that we can grow jobs and wages.
Like you, Doughty opposes licenses for illegal immigrants.  But, he knows that the true problem is that Massachusetts is a magnet state.  As our next Governor, he will strengthen verification of applications for public assistance so only the truly needy and legal residents receive benefits.  
As an experienced job creator, Doughty has a small business bill of rights plan to support those who create the majority of new jobs in our state.  
“As a business owner, I have worked hard to always comply with new regulations, but it has not been easy.  Creating jobs and meeting a payroll is not for the faint of heart.  State government should be advocates and partners with our local businesses so the Commonwealth can create more jobs and raise wages.  We do that by encouraging entrepreneurship and small businesses that are the backbone of our economy,” said Doughty.
As a father and grandfather, Chris Doughty knows that education is the heart of our Commonwealth and that we need to provide the best educational opportunities for the next generation. Our state is a national leader in education at all levels but it is often uneven in its availability. Doughty will work to ensure parents can access the very best education for their children. The equation is simple: high expectations, a strong curriculum, excellent teachers, and empowered parents. 
We can count on Chris Doughty to make Massachusetts affordable again.  To see more details on his small business bill of rights and other issues visit  Chris would be honored to have your vote in the GOP Primary on September 6th.

This article was paid for by the Committee to elect Chris Doughty.