One of the closest races in the country is the four-way contest for governor of Massachusetts. Incumbent Democrat Deval Patrick faces off against the Republican challenger Charles D. Baker, state treasurer Timothy P. Cahill (running as an independent) and Jill Stein, who is running on the Green-Rainbow ticket. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Patrick's life.
Is Deval Patrick married?
Who is Deval Patrick's wife?
Patrick is married to Diane Bemus Patrick.
How old is Deval Patrick's wife?
Patrick's wife Diane is 59, five years older than her husband.
What does Deval Patrick's wife do for a living?
Patrick's wife Diane is a lawyer specializing in labor and employment law and is currently a partner at the Boston law firm Ropes & Gray LLP.
How long have Deval Patrick and his wife been married?
Patrick and his wife have been married more than 25 years.
How and when did Deval Patrick and his wife meet?
Patrick met his future wife, Diane, in Los Angeles at a Halloween party, while he was working for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, according to the Boston Herald. Diane was nearing the end of her troubled first marriage and was attending law school at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. She has spoken openly about how she feared her first husband's violence, and she has credited Deval with giving her the courage to get out of the bad marriage.
Were either Deval Patrick or his wife married before?
Diane was previously married, to a man who repeatedly abused her. She has since become a leading voice against domestic abuse
Does Deval Patrick have children?
Patrick and his wife have two daughters, Sarah and Katherine, both in their early 20s. In July 2008, at age 18, Katherine publicly came out as a lesbian. Katherine is now a junior at Smith College, and Sarah, a New York University graduate, plans on getting a teaching certificate.
Does Deval Patrick have grandchildren?
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