Nat Fortune, MA Green for auditor, profiled in Boston Globe

The Boston Globe has an article entitled “The Battle for State Auditor” profiling this year’s candidates for Massachusetts State Auditor, including Nat Fortune of the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party:

An especially interesting political profile in the auditor’s race belongs to Green-Rainbow Party candidate Nathanael Fortune. He’s a Smith College associate professor of physics who focuses on renewable energy. Fortune, also chairman of the Whately School Committee, jumped in after analyzing state and local contributions to education funding.

“I don’t see a way to continue having schools worth paying for if we don’t start being more efficient and fair in how we raise our funds,’’ Fortune said. “I’m really trying to make it possible to have better government services more affordably.’’

The Green-Rainbow Party website contains the following statement about Fortune’s campaign:

“Every tax dollar that is spent, every tax credit that is granted, every bond that is issued represents an investment of our Commonwealth. What kind of return are we getting for that investment? What about the jobs that disappear as soon as the tax breaks end? What about the costs to our communities of the state’s earmarks, mandates, special favors and giveaways to lobbyists and insiders? What about the funds that are spent exactly as the legislative leadership specifies on complete boondoggles? Who can you trust to audit those?As the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party — the state affiliate of the Green Party of the United States — candidate for auditor, I offer a level of independence from the parties running Beacon Hill and their contributors that no other candidate can promise.

This November, voters have a simple question to answer when choosing an auditor: who can we trust to follow the money, no matter where it leads?”

For more information about Nat’s candidacy, as well as ways to contribute to and volunteer for his campaign, please visit Nat Fortune for Auditor.

Dave Schwab

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