Newton Mayor Setti Warren spoke at the state party convention this weekend and both former Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh and Democratic State Committee legal counsel James Roosevelt said they could see Warren running for higher office, potentially governor, in the future, State House News Service reports.
And, in a story posted on the Wicked Local Newton, State House News also asked Mayor Warren how he felt about the idea:
The Newton mayor said he isn’t looking beyond 2016, when he will be helping candidates around the state as well as Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president.
“I’m concentrating on 2016 and the races Democrats face locally and nationally in the next year and a half. That’s what I’m focused on right now,” said Setti Warren, who worked for Secretary of State John Kerry when he was in the Senate and has endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president.
“That’s for voters to decide,” Warren said when asked for an assessment of the governor.