Governor Baker hoping Trump will ‘unite country after divisive election’

Governor Baker is a Republican.

Baker on Confirmed Concord Tornado

BOSTON (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker released a statement Wednesday morning following Trump’s presidential victory.

Baker previously told 22News he would not be voting for president this year.

In a release sent to 22News from Baker, he writes:

“The people of Massachusetts deserve a federal government that works collaboratively to solve our nation’s problems and it is my hope that President-elect Donald Trump works quickly to unite our country after a divisive election. Our administration is eager to partner with the next administration to tackle the most pressing issues for our state, region and country.”

The governor took part in the election by supporting Republican legislative candidates running for office, and advocating for ballot questions.

Baker supported Ballot Question 2 which, if passed, would have lifted the cap on the state’s charter schools, allowing more to be established. The state rejected this measure Tuesday, with 62 percent of voters saying ‘No.’

Baker opposed Question 4 which, if passed, would legalize recreational use of marijuana. The state passed this measure, legalizing marijuana with 53 percent of ‘Yes’ votes and 47 percent ‘No’ votes.