Congratulations Deval Patrick and Tim Murray!

On Tuesday, November 7th, lawyer Deval Patrick and Worcester Mayor Tim Murray were elected as the next governor and lieutenant governor of Massachusetts. Congratulations! Mr Patrick is the first African-American governor of the state, and only the second to hold that post nation-wide.

Mr Patrick and Mr Murray ran on the Democratic ticket, but I’d like to think after this particularly nasty campaign season, Mr Patrick’s term will be a time of healing the rift between Democrats and Republicans.