Dianne Wilkerson Arrested

The long, strange journey of state senator Dianne Wilkerson in Massachusetts politics has apparently come to an end with her arrest on corruption charges by federal authorities yesterday. Senator Wilkerson had recently lost in the democratic primary in her bid for re-election to the state senate and had mounted a sticker bid to hold on to her seat. That run is now over. Wilkerson has been dogged by problems for most of her political life, but has commanded great loyalty until this year from the voters of her district. It is a shame that a woman of such obvious talent has ended up in trouble that has always been of her own making. Scott Lehigh of the Globe has written a tough column about Senator Wilkerson that is a good read. Link to it here.

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1 Response to Dianne Wilkerson Arrested

  1. jgodsey says:

    i just read the coverage and shake my head…it all just seems to be a petty amount of money to risk it all.


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