Massachusetts Governor Baker Says ‘Thank You’ to the SouthCoast
In January, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will transfer power to the incoming Healey-Driscoll Administration.
It's the changing of the guard for the Baker Administration that has been in office for the past eight years.
Governor Baker phoned in to WBSM this morning to express his gratitude, look back at the successes of his time in the corner office, and to talk about his future plans.
"One of the biggest takeaways is just how much the Lt. Governor and I really enjoyed the chance to get to know the people of the SouthCoast," Baker said, before discussing one of his biggest accomplishments. "I think the thing that made South Coast Rail happen was the ongoing and incredibly meaningful dialogue we had with the business community, local leaders and residents alike. In many respects, that's the best part of our job."
Baker touted South Coast Rail, offshore wind, the Rt. 79 project, and investments to the UMass Dartmouth campus.
Just recently, Baker announced he has accepted the opportunity to become the next President of the NCAA, beginning in March. So is he practicing his dribbling or hook shot? He said he and his wife Lauren plan to relax for a couple of months before starting with the new job.
He even asked for some grandfatherly advice, as the Bakers are excited to welcome their first grandchild very soon. I told him there's no better feeling than when you play on the floor with your grandchildren – but make sure the kids also participate in cleaning up after as well. It helps teach them personal responsibility.