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KERRY HEALEY (R)

Healey, Massachusetts' lieutenant governor, faces no opposition in the Sept. 19 primary.

  • Born: April 30, 1960; Omaha, Neb.
  • Family: Married (Sean); two children.
  • Education: Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland, Ph.D., 1991; Harvard College, A.B., 1982.
  • Professional career: Chairwoman, state Republican Party, 2001-02; public policy consultant, 1990-99; public safety consultant, Abt Associates Inc., 1986-87.
  • Military career: None.
  • Previous elective office: Lieutenant governor, 2003-06.

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CHRISTY MIHOS (I)

Mihos, a convenience store chain owner, was certified by the Massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth to run as an independent with 18,193 petition signatures on Aug. 23.

  • Born: June 13, 1949; Brockton, Mass.
  • Family: Married (Andrea); two children.
  • Education: Stonehill College, B.A., 1972.
  • Professional career: Owner, Christy's Markets, 1984-present; vice chairman, director, state Turnpike Authority, 1998-2004.
  • Military career: None.
  • Previous elective office: None.

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Deval Patrick (D)

Patrick, a former assistant U.S. attorney general, was nominated with 50% in a three-way primary.

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  • Born: 1956; Chicago, Ill.
  • Family: Married (Diane); two children
  • Education: Harvard College, J.D.; A.B., 1978
  • Professional Career: General Counsel, Coca-Cola, 2005; Practicing Attorney, 1997, 1984-1994; Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Justice Department, 1994-1997
  • Military Career: None
  • Previous Elective Office: None

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