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Newton Man Plans Run for Governor as Independent Candidate

Evan Falchuk will try to succeed Deval Patrick in the governor's office.

A Newton man has joined the race to succeed Deval Patrick as the next Massachusetts governor.

Evan Falchuk will run as an independent candidate under the United Independent Party. He is a lawyer and former head of Best Doctors Inc.

He told the Boston Herald he is "pragmatically progressive and fiscally sensible." One of his goals as governor would be breaking up the "monopolistic practices" of large insurers and big hospitals as a way to lower health care costs, according to the Herald.

Falchuk would be the third gubernatorial candidate from Newton. State Treasurer Steven Grossman hails from the city, and  Newton pediatrician Don Berwick, has also joined the Democrats running for the governor's office. 

Other candidates are Democtacts Attorney General Martha Coakley, former federal Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem and former Wellesley Selectman Joseph Avellone. Republicans include Charlie Baker, who got the 2010 GOP nomination for governor, and Shrewsbury business owner Mark Fisher, according to the Herald.

Read the entire Boston Herald article here.

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