Deval Patrick's right-hand men and women
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Thomas G. Kelley
Thomas G. Kelley, Secretary of Veterans’ Services
Another holdover from the 16 years of Republican rule in the corner office, Kelley was first appointed Commissioner of the Department of Veterans’ Services in April 1999 by Governor Cellucci. He was elevated to Secretary in August 2003 by Governor Mitt Romney. The retired Naval officer spent thirty years in the service, with several tours in destroyers and staff duty in Washington, Japan, and Korea.
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