The Boston Globe just endorsed Mike Barrett, Democratic candidate for State Senate in the 3rd Middlesex district, saying Barrett "stands out for his political experience, private-sector acumen, and evident enthusiasm."
The Globe continues, saying, "Barrett, 64, served as a state senator from Cambridge from 1987 to 1994. He left Beacon Hill after an unsuccessful run for governor. Instead of going the usual lobbying route, he established himself in the private sector as an information technologist who specializes in the health care environment.
"But Barrett was always prescient. In 1990, he wrote a seminal article in a national journal arguing for a longer school day and school year as a means to compete in a global economy. Today, he still doesn't shy away from controversial issues, evidenced by his support for an increase in the gas tax to address the state's transportation needs."
The Globe concludes, "Barrett's experience and expertise, particularly on education, make him the best bet."
Read the rest of the editorial here.