Changes are coming to Deval Patrick’s cabinet. It looks like there are some pretty major changes coming.
Jay Gonzalez of A&F is very highly thought of by people who know him and have worked for him. Glen Shor is the replacement.
Judy Ann Bigby will be leaving and John Polanowicz will be the Secretary of Health and Human Services. I know John from Democratic politics in my ‘hood here in the Boroughs. His wife, Kathleen Polanowcz, is the District Director for Congressman Jim McGovern. They are both first class people.
According to the article, “Patrick plans to name Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral to succeed state Public Safety and Homeland Security Secretary Mary Beth Heffernan. Slotting Cabral for the state post would enable Patrick to name an acting sheriff to serve until the next sheriff’s election in 2016.” My dealings with Sheriff Cabral have always been very positive.
Education Secretary Paul Reville is also stepping down, according to the article.