Who is Deval Patrick?
November 14, 2019 6:05PM
Deval Patrick is an American politician, civil rights lawyer, and businessman who served as the governor of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2015. On Nov. 14, 2019, he announced his intention to run for president in 2020.
Patrick, a Democrat, grew up in Chicago and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1982. He worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1983 to 1986, and later served as the assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division under President Bill Clinton.
In business, Patrick has served as general counsel for Texaco and The Coca-Cola Company. In the mid 2000s, he was on the board of directors for ACC Capital Holdings, and he most recently served as managing director at Bain Capital.
The New York Times characterized Patrick’s policy positions as "closer to the ideological center than the left."