Patrick Fills Public Safety, Work Force Cabinet Posts

By O'Ryan Johnson
Boston Herald [Massachusetts]
December 17, 2006

Governor-elect Deval Patrick yesterday named former Essex District Attorney Kevin Burke and former state Rep. Suzanne Bump to his cabinet.

Burke was named head of the Executive Office of Public Saftey, while Bump was selected as director of the Department of Workforce Development.

Burke, 60, a Beverly resident, served as Essex County's top prosecutor from 1979 to 2002. Among many high-profile cases, Burke prosecuted defrocked Haverhill priest Ronald Paquin for child sex crimes. Paquin later pleaded guilty. Burke now works for Burke and Mawn, LLC, a public safety consulting firm.

Bump, 50, was a state representative in Braintree from 1985 to 1993. Bump worked as political director on Patrick's campaign.

Patrick also named president of Bridgewater State College, Dana Mohler-Faria, to serve as special adviser for education, which is not a cabinet post.


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