Chris Doughty

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Chris Doughty (born October 12, 1962) is an American businessman and politician. Doughty co-founded Capstan Industries,[1] a multinational metallurgy company based in Southern California. He has overseen operations at the Capstan Atlantic[2] plant located in Wrentham, Massachusetts since 1992.

2022 Massachusetts Gubernatorial Campaign[edit]

Doughty announced he was running for Governor of Massachusetts on January 26, 2022[3] as a moderate Republican candidate to challenge prominent Massachusetts Republican and Trump-endorsed Geoff Diehl[4] for the party's nomination in the Commonwealth. Doughty believes that life in Massachusetts is becoming increasingly expensive and has focused his campaign on creating jobs in Massachusetts "Going hand in hand with affordability is making sure that our economy fully rebounds and continues to grow. We need to protect our business and recruit high paying quality jobs to relocate here."[5] As a businessman he has created hundreds of employment opportunities in South Eastern Massachusetts and Northern Rhode Island and recruiting similar employers to the Commonwealth is part of his aggressive take on unemployment and making Massachusetts more affordable post-pandemic.

Political Views[edit]

Abortion[edit]

Doughty has stated that his stance on abortion is not black and white. He advocates for access to abortion in instances of rape or incest but withdraws his endorsement from the practice when a stage in the fetus' development is reached that allows them to “feel pain”.[6] He maintains and recognizes the legality of abortion in Massachusetts as a result of democratic practices and the will of the people being expressed.

Employment[edit]

Doughty has been a regional employer of a few hundred employees for decades in the State of Massachusetts and seeks to make Massachusetts attractive to other corporations of a wide variety of quality jobs across many sectors of the economy.

Partisanship[edit]

Doughty has stated that candidates from both parties have been the recipients of his vote. Having voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential race and Trump in the 2020 Presidential race.[7]

Personal[edit]

Doughty is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as a missionary in Argentina[8] and later as a Bishop. He and wife Leslie have 6 children and four grandchildren and reside in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Doughty grew up in Southern California where he attended Miraleste High School in Rancho Palos Verdes. His father was a Christian preacher and eventual convert to the LDS Church. Doughty attended Brigham Young University where he graduated in 1987 with a degree in economics[9] then continued his education at the Harvard Business School where he received an MBA in 1989.[10]

References[edit]

  1. "Magnetic Powder Metal Company in Los Angeles | Capstan Inc". Capstan, Inc. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  2. "Capstan Atlantic | The Sintered Metal Gear Specialists". Capstan Atlantic. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  3. "https://twitter.com/chrisforma/status/1486340228302483456". Twitter. Retrieved 2022-02-08. External link in |title= (help)
  4. Staff, Stephanie Ebbert Globe; January 26, Updated; 2022; Comments, 12:01 a m Share on Facebook Share on TwitterView. "Moderate Republican Chris Doughty to enter governor's race - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  5. "Wrentham businessman Doughty joins governor's race as self-described moderate Republican". www.wbur.org. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  6. Staff, Stephanie Ebbert Globe; January 26, Updated; 2022; Comments, 12:01 a m Share on Facebook Share on TwitterView. "Moderate Republican Chris Doughty to enter governor's race - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  7. Staff, Stephanie Ebbert Globe; January 26, Updated; 2022; Comments, 12:01 a m Share on Facebook Share on TwitterView. "Moderate Republican Chris Doughty to enter governor's race - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  8. Scribner, Herb (2022-01-26). "This BYU grad, Latter-day Saint is running for Massachusetts governor". Deseret News. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  9. Scribner, Herb (2022-01-26). "This BYU grad, Latter-day Saint is running for Massachusetts governor". Deseret News. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  10. Scribner, Herb (2022-01-26). "This BYU grad, Latter-day Saint is running for Massachusetts governor". Deseret News. Retrieved 2022-02-08.


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