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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito

2019 Speaker

KARYN POLITO is the 72nd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. She began her public service in local government, serving as a member of the Shrewsbury board of selectmen, and then as a state representative for five terms. Polito chairs the Community Compact Cabinet, elevating the administration’s partnerships with local government and promoting best practices. Since the program’s inception, Lt. Governor Polito has signed a compact with all 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts covering a total of 835 best practices. As chair of the Seaport Economic Council, Polito works with coastal communities to leverage their unique assets to drive sustainable growth. Preventing sexual assault and domestic violence have been priorities for Polito, and she now serves as chair of the Governor’s Council to address these important issues. Polito is co-chair of the STEM advisory council, working to ensure that all students have access to STEM courses with the goal of preparing them for careers and closing the skills gap. @massltgov