作为首位竞选副州长职位的华裔候选人，張禮能( Leland Cheung) 在创造着麻省华裔参政议政的历史。代表新生一代的他有朝气有活力，看看他的竞选网站和施政纲领吧，简洁清新而又见解独到。
張禮能毕业于麻省理工斯隆商学院和哈佛肯尼迪政府学院。在2009年当选为剑桥市市政委员，有着丰富的科技产业以及社区工作经验。在剑桥市政委员职位上，他创新式的简化了市政信息系统以方便居民用移动设备查询。有效的促进了Kendall Square和central square新技术创新产业的发展。他也有效的保证了教育系统对多元文化的支持（包扩剑桥公立学校享有盛名的中英文双语教育）
见面会地点：Lynch Elementary School, 10 Brantwood Rd, Winchester, MA
时间： 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM, September 7th, 2014
Leland Cheung has been honored to serve as a City Councillor for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2009.
Leland was first elected to the Council in 2009 while pursuing a Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He was the first currently-enrolled student to be elected to the Council as well as the first Asian American. Before assuming his role as City Councillor, Leland worked as a Senior Associate at Masthead Venture Partners, a Cambridge-based venture capital firm focusing on digital media, mobile, and internet infrastructure. He has used this background to guide his efforts as a board member of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the National League of Cities.
Throughout his tenure on the Cambridge City Council, Leland has remained committed to maintaining a style of progressive and innovative leadership that is akin to the moral, cultural, and intellectual climate of the surrounding community. As City Councillor, Leland has worked to preserve Cambridge’s culture of entrepreneurship by facilitating an open dialogue between local businesses and community members throughout the development of Kendall and Central Squares. He has fought to maintain Cambridge’s long history of promoting justice and equality by supporting measures to expand the rights of women, immigrants, and LGBT members of the community. He has partnered with local innovators to make municipal data more readily available to the residents of Cambridge through mobile applications. Most importantly, he has worked to ensure that the City of Cambridge is built on a foundation of community input – one that listens to the suggestions, criticism, ideas, and beliefs of its constituents.
Leland is running because he believes everyone throughout Massachusetts should have the opportunity to build a better future – not just a chosen few born in the right zip code, with the right name, or with the right connections. As Lieutenant Governor, he’ll use my experience working in the innovation economy and creating jobs to build on Governor Patrick’s legacy of strengthening the Commonwealth’s biotech, bio pharmaceuticals, and information technology industries. This means not only continuing the Patrick administration’s work to modernize our roads, rails, and broadband access to grow businesses, but working with our universities, community colleges, and vocational schools to ensure we have the well-trained workforce that allow businesses to thrive going forward.
As a child of immigrants, Leland knows the transformative power a strong education and secure employment have on our children’s ability to achieve their full potential. He understands the importance of ensuring that we protect our workers by ensuring that they have access to paid sick time, comprehensive healthcare, and job protections. As Lieutenant Governor, he will leverage partnerships with emerging industries in Massachusetts to make sure that everyone – regardless of race, gender, sexual identity, hometown, or educational background - has access to a modern job and a living wage – not just for the economy we have now, but in the economy we will build for the future.