Deval Laurdine Patrick born is an American politician, civil rights lawyer, author, and businessman who served as the 71st governor of Massachusetts, from . He was first elected in 2006, succeeding Mitt Romney, who chose not to run for reelection to focus on his presidential campaign..Hello friends,. I believe that America is yearning for two things: better outcomes and a better way. Better outcomes in our citizens lives and a better way of .Deval Patrick entered the campaign in November and quickly staked out fairly moderate positions. Unlike his fellow New Englanders, Senators Bernie Sanders .