09 Politics 1st. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe Lawrence, MA–5/17/2022 – Massachusetts Gubernatorial candidate Sonia Chang-Diaz (C) slides underneath a dryer as she talks to voters inside Mercy Beauty Center & Spa. 2nd. Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe Springfield, MA – 5/21/2022: Republican candidate for secretary of state Rayla Campbell addresses the crowd during the the 2022 Republican State Convention in Springfield, MA on May 21, 2022. Campbell urged Republican delegates to take an active role when it comes to what their children are learning in schools.“I don’t think it’s nice when they’re telling your 5-year-old that he can [perform a sex act on] another 5-year-old,” she said, drawing gasps from the audience. “Do you?”Campbell did not back up her comments with evidence, instead pointing to a pending bill in the Legislature intended to update the state’s sexual education curriculum. 3rd. Angela Rowlings / Freelance Boston Mayor Michelle Wu shops for a customer at Daily Table in Roxbury to promote the nonprofit grocery store’s new service that allows customers to use SNAP benefits to shop online on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Wu was the first Asian American and first woman to be elected as mayor of Boston. HM. Carlin Stiehl / Freelance Politicians exit the Senate chamber of the Massachusetts State House on August 1, 2022. Lawmakers continued to deliberate behind closed doors on high-stakes bills from Sunday into early Monday morning.