Governor William Weld

Governor William Weld

Bill Weld was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1990 and reelected in 1994 with 71% of the vote. He was re-elected by the largest margin in Massachusetts’ history in 1994 and was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate in 1996. During his term as Governor of Massachusetts, he succeeded in reducing taxes and unemployment. His pro-business policies are widely considered to have had a positive impact on the state. He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department and was the Vice Presidential candidate running with Presidential candidate Gary Johnson, for the Libertarian party in 2016. Weld and Johnson received triple the number of votes than previous party candidates. Recently, Weld along with former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner was recently named to the Board of Advisors for Acreage Holdings, one of the nation’s largest, multi-state actively-managed cannabis corporations.