North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce announces 2022 Election Series Podcast

Podcast offers state candidates the opportunity to connect with voters in the North Central Massachusetts region

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce announced it has launched a podcast series focused on providing the region’s businesses and residents the opportunity to hear directly from candidates running for state offices in the upcoming 2022 election.

The podcast, Inside North Central Massachusetts 2022 Election Series, features candidates running for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and State Auditor. The Chamber has invited all the major Democrat and Republican candidates for these open statewide offices to participate in the podcast series.

“We wanted to make sure candidates are aware of the issues important to our region,” said Roy M. Nascimento, President and CEO, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. “This podcast series connects us with those who are seeking to represent us at the state level while providing the region’s voters the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates so they can make informed decisions when they head to the polls later this year.”

This special election series of the Inside North Central Massachusetts Podcast is part of the Chamber’s continuing efforts to promote civic engagement and advocate for regional equity. In addition to this podcast series, the Chamber is also a founding member of Elect North Central Massachusetts, a non-partisan coalition of media, education and community leaders in North Central Massachusetts with a mission to make the democratic process accessible and assure local and regional issues are examined and addressed by candidates running for statewide and federal offices.

The special election podcast covers several topics relevant to businesses and residents in North Central Massachusetts, such as the candidate’s platform, their qualifications for the office they are seeking, workforce challenges in the region, economic development, tourism, pandemic response and equitable recovery, and climate change.

Candidates already invited to participate in the podcast include:


Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz *

Geoff Diehl

Chris Doughty

Attorney General Maura Healey

Darius Mitchell

Orlando Silva

Lieutenant Governor

Bret Bero *

Kate Campanale *

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll *

Representative Tami Gouveia *

Senator Adam Hinds *

Senator Eric Lesser *

Attorney General

Andrea Campbell

Shannon Liss-Riordan

Jay McMahon

Quentin Palfrey *


Anthony Amore *

Chris Dempsey *

Senator Diana DiZoglio *

*Already appeared on the podcast or confirmed for an upcoming episode

The podcast is currently live on the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce website, and also available on Apple Podcasts® as well as on Spotify®.

The Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6, 2022, and the General Election is set for Tuesday, November 8, 2022, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.