A former Republican State Senator has been hired as the new director of Governor Charlie Baker’s western Massachusetts office.
Baker said he’s known Mike Knapik since the 1990’s and described him as a “terrific person,” who is nonpartisan and very focused on local government and economic development.
" I believe that having Mike as our leader here in western Mass. will be a tremendous asset not just for the administration, but for western Mass. and the Commonwealth," said Baker, who added he was "wildly excited" that Knapik agreed to take the job.