For those of you that know me, politics isn’t my bag. I’m a big fan of picking the person who’s best for the job despite party affiliation. That being the case, I always enjoy when I can talk to a politician minus the politics. Recently, we had Eric Lesser (candidate for State Senate) on The Engine, and we did just that… we had a nice conversation. Eric and I discussed the importance of education, encouraging entrepreneurship, and making investments in Western Massachusetts. Among the candidates running for State Senate, Eric brings a different approach. He worked for the president’s Council of economic advisers and offers macro solutions to micro challenges. Is he the best person to fill the seat for the First Hampden & Hampshire District here in Western Massachusetts? Before you make up your mind, take a listen to our interview.