|Senior Advisor of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force|
December 1, 2015 – April 13, 2016
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|71st Governor of Massachusetts|
January 4, 2007 – January 8, 2015
|Preceded by||Mitt Romney|
|Succeeded by||Charlie Baker|
|United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division|
April 22, 1994 – January 20, 1997
|Preceded by||John Dunne|
|Succeeded by||Bill Lee|
Deval Laurdine Patrick
July 31, 1956
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||Harvard University (BA, JD)|
Deval Laurdine Patrick (born July 31, 1956) is an American politician. He was elected to be the governor of Massachusetts in 2006. He is the first African-American to be elected governor of that state. He is only the third African-American to be elected a governor of any state in the United States. Patrick ran as a Democrat.
On November 11, 2019, The New York Times reported that Patrick was thinking of a 2020 presidential candidacy. He announced his candidacy three days later on November 14. He ended his campaign on February 12, 2020 a day after the New Hampshire primary.
References[change | change source]
- Jonathan Martin (November 11, 2019). "Deval Patrick, Ex-Governor of Massachusetts, Is Considering White House Bid". The New York Times. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
- Stevens, Matt (November 14, 2019). "Deval Patrick Joins the 2020 Race: 'This Won't Be Easy, and It Shouldn't Be'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
- Dzhanova, Yelena (February 12, 2020). "Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick drops out of the 2020 presidential race". CNBC. Archived from the original on March 27, 2020. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Deval Patrick for All Archived 2020-01-26 at the Wayback Machine official presidential campaign site
- Deval Patrick for Governor Archived 2006-11-01 at the Wayback Machine official campaign site
- National Governors Association - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Archived 2010-01-15 at the Wayback Machine biography
- Transcript of Deval Patrick's acceptance speech The Boston Globe, November 8, 2006