FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 11, 2017
Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 617-939-0808
MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC PARTY DEMANDS ANSWERS FROM BAKER ON ILLEGAL CONTRIBUTIONS
BOSTON – Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford released the following statement in response to Families for Excellent Schools, the outside dark money group with connections to the Baker Administration, receiving the largest fine ever imposed by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance:
“One year ago, Governor Baker called Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Chair Paul Sagan’s contribution to the charter school campaign a “nothingburger.”1 Today we learned that the most expensive ballot campaign in state history was financed by illegal contributions from Sagan and another high-ranking member of the Baker administration.
“We are calling on Paul Sagan and recently appointed Secretary of Technology Services and Security Mark Nunnelly to resign their posts immediately in light of their $771,000 in illegal contributions.
“Governor Baker must come clean about his role in coordinating with this shadowy, out-of-state group. Massachusetts voters now know that the Baker administration had a hand in this fundraising scheme. They demand to know how deep the Governor’s involvement went.”