Year in Review: Gov. Patrick

12/30/2009, 3:46 a.m.




      Gov. Deval Patrick shakes Senate President Therese Murray’s hand after signing an ethics bill at the State House on July 1. Watching are Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo (left), Secretary of State William F. Galvin (third from right) and then Attorney General Martha Coakley (fourth from right, behind Patrick). The bill bans lobbyists from giving gifts to state lawmakers and lawmakers from accepting gifts (AP Photo/Eric J. Shelton)

      Gov. Deval Patrick greets members of the New England chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen at the Museum of African American History’s Tribute to Living Legends, held June 10, at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. In addition to the governor and the airmen, Harvard Law School Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. (far left) was also honored at the tribute ceremony. (Craig Bailey/Perspective photo)

      Gov. Deval Patrick looks on as President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign fundraiser for Patrick on Oct. 23 in Boston. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

      Gov. Deval Patrick meets and greets patrons at Brothers Restaurant in Mattapan Square during a visit on April 7, as customers and Governor’s Office staffers look on. (Tony Irving photo)