|Former candidate for|
|Governor of Massachusetts|
|Party||United Independent Party|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Lehigh University (History)|
|J.D.||University of Pennsylvania Law School|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Elections
- 3 Personal
- 4 Recent news
- 5 See also
- 6 External links
- 7 References
Prior to launching his campaign for governor, Falchuk worked as a business executive and as an attorney.
Falchuk served from 1999 until 2013 on the executive team of Best Doctors, Inc., a Boston-based global health care company whose mission is to "provide people the right diagnosis and right treatment." Prior to that, he practiced law in the District of Columbia.
Falchuk worked as an attorney for the Washington D.C. firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson from 1994-1999. During his time with the firm, he focused on SEC enforcement.
Falchuk earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and is a Phi Beta Kappa alumnus of Lehigh University, where he earned his B.A. in history. He is fluent in Spanish.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Coalition on Health Care. Previously, he served as a Corporate Fellow with the National Governors Association. In addition, he has played active advisory roles with the American Benefits Council, the Associated Industries of Massachusetts Health Care Committee and the National Business Group on Health and Vistage.
- Bachelor of Arts in history - Lehigh University
- Juris Doctor - University of Pennsylvania Law School
Falchuk ran for election to the office of Governor of Massachusetts. Falchuk's candidacy is affiliated with the United Independent Party. Falchuk was the first candidate to officially qualify for the November ballot. He submitted over 10,000 signatures more than a month before the July 29, 2014 deadline for candidates not affiliated with the major parties. If Falchuk achieves more than 3 percent of the vote, the United Independent Party will gain recognition in Massachusetts. More than half of registered voters in Massachusetts are not affiliated with the Republican or Democratic parties.
Falchuk and lieutenant gubernatorial running mate Angus Jennings faced the Democratic ticket of Martha Coakley and Steve Kerrigan, the Republican ticket of Charles D. Baker and Karyn Polito and two Independent tickets in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 2014|
|Republican||Charles D. Baker/Karyn Polito||48.4%||1,044,573|
|Democratic||Martha Coakley/Steve Kerrigan||46.5%||1,004,408|
|United Independent||Evan Falchuk/Angus Jennings||3.3%||71,814|
|Independent||Scott Lively/Shelly Saunders||0.9%||19,378|
|Independent||Jeffrey McCormick/Tracy Post||0.8%||16,295|
|Election Results via Massachusetts Secretary of State.|
In a biography Falchuk submitted to Ballotpedia, he described his political philosophy:
"I and my supporters with the United Independent movement in Massachusetts are focused on socially progressive ideas and fiscally sensible solutions - an area where I believe the majority of voters in Massachusetts are. Nearly 53 percent of voters in Massachusetts are "unenrolled" - choosing not to be tied to either the Democratic or Republican parties. These millions of voters are looking for pragmatic, common-sense solutions rather than temporary, quick fixes or partisan sound bites. I believe that by taking the time to communicate with and build consensus among voters on innovative, forward-looking proposals and initiatives, we have a tremendous opportunity to improve what has become the "politics as usual" climate in Massachusetts, and show greater respect for voters' priorities and voices in the process."
August 21 independent debate
Evan Falchuk and Jeffrey McCormick discussed the state's economic fortunes, taxes and a statewide referendum on casinos in a debate hosted by Middlesex Community College. Falchuk, who ran as the United Independent Party candidate, argued that high healthcare costs and limited housing options have led to the state's economic struggles. McCormick countered that job creation and energy costs are the main culprits for economic problems.
McCormick was taken to task by Falchuk over his proposal for a lowered state income tax and shrinking of state agencies. This proposal would establish a five-percent income tax and reduce the number of state jobs by eliminating positions as employees retire or move to new jobs. Falchuk suggested that the proposal doesn't make financial sense, and pushed McCormick to name specific jobs that should be eliminated. McCormick countered that recent investigations into corruption at the state probation department highlights the state's wasteful spending.
The two independent candidates also sparred over Question 3 on the November 4 ballot, which would repeal a 2011 law that allows resort casinos to operate in Massachusetts. McCormick supports Question 3, claiming that the law is only beneficial to casino operators. Falchuk opposes Question 3, as he believes that the people of Massachusetts and their representatives already dealt with the matter. He compared the measure to efforts by congressional Republicans to sue President Barack Obama over the Affordable Care Act.
Falchuk currently resides in Auburndale, Mass., with his wife, Felicia Falchuk, and their three children. Falchuk is Jewish. His brother, Brad Falchuk, is co-creator of several hit TV shows including “Glee,” and his mother, Nancy Falchuk, is the immediate past president of Hadassah.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Evan + Falchuk + Massachusetts + Governor"
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- "Independent Voter Network News places Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk in nationwide list of top independent politicos"
- "Gov. hopeful Falchuk seeks votes of independents"
- "Falchuk named to national list of 'Ten Influential Politicians in the Independent Movement to Watch'"
- "MassLive.com checks out independent candidate Evan Falchuk's bid for Governor of Massachusetts"
- "Falchuk forging own path in gubernatorial candidacy – The Sentinel and Enterprise"
- "Newly formed United Independent Party makes MA gubernatorial run – Independent Voter Network News"
- "Independent Evan Falchuk announces run for Governor – MassLive.com"
Published Articles and Letters by Falchuk
- "The two-party lock on politics-The Boston Globe"
- "Five Myths Duping Voters – The Standard Times/ SouthCoastToday.com"
- "Debates show politicians must get real, Falchuk argues – The Boston Globe"
- Governor of Massachusetts
- Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 2014
- Evan Falchuk plans run for governor-State House News Service (pdf)
- Wicked Local, Newton's Don Berwick announces run for governor, June 17, 2013 (dead link) (dead link)
- E-mail biography submission from candidate, received July 24, 2013
- The Republican/Masslive, Independent health care executive Evan Falchuk announces run for governor, June 5 2013
- State House News Service reprinted in Sentinel & Enterprise, Falchuk forging own path to gubernatorial candidacy, June 6 2013
- National Coalition on Health Care, "Board of Directors," accessed August 14, 2013
- The Kansas City Star, "Independent makes November ballot in Massachusetts," June 23, 2014 (dead link)
- Sentinel & Enteprise, "GOVERNOR DEBATE: McCormick, Falchuk weigh in on casinos, energy policy," August 22, 2014
- Hadassah, National Board, accessed August 1, 2013
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