Evan Falchuk

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BornNovember 19, 1969
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationBachelor's degree in history
Juris Doctor in law
Alma materLehigh University and
University of Pennsylvania
OccupationCEO and politician
Political partyUnited Independent Party
RelativesBrad Falchuk (brother)[1]

Evan Falchuk is a businessperson and politician. He ran as an independent for the governor of Massachusetts in 2014, then switched to the Democratic party in 2018. He was born in 1969.

Early life

Evan Falchuk was born in 1969.[1] His father was a doctor and academic.[1] His mother was a nurse that had served as the president of the Hadassah Medical Center.[1] Falchuk is from Newton, Massachusetts.[2] He earned a Bachelor's degree in history from Lehigh University, then a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Pennsylvania.[2][3]


In the late 1990s, Falchuk practiced securities law for a Washington, D.C. law firm.[1][2] Then, he served as the President for the company his father founded, Best Doctors, from 1999 to 2013, growing it to $200 million in annual revenues.[1][4] He became a multi-millionaire.[2]

Initially, Falchuk was a registered Republican.[5] He decided to run for office as an independent after seeing political debates about the Affordable Care Act.[5] Falchuk left Best Doctors in 2013 to create the United Independent Party and announced his candidacy for governor of Massachusetts under that party.[1] His campaign focused on "job training, infrastructure, and renewable energy."[1] He secured official recognition of the party in 2014 by getting at least three percent of the vote.[6]

Later, Falchuk campaigned against using taxpayer money to host the Olympics in Boston, organizing a referendum where the public could vote on whether to prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to host the Olympics.[5] In 2018 Falchuk switched to the Democratic party in an effort to better compete against Donald Trump's political agenda.[6] He was also the chairperson of a campaign in favor of ranked voting, though the associated ballot measure wasn't passed.[7]

Personal life

Falchuk lives in Auburndale, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.[1][2] He met his wife at law school.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Ungar-Sargon, Batya (December 30, 2013). "Evan Falchuk Wants To Be the Next Governor of Massachusetts". Tablet Magazine. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Faraone, Chris (October 13, 2014). "Everybody Loves Evan. But Are They Ready for Him?". Boston News Today. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  3. Krippendorff, K. (2011). Outthink the Competition: How a New Generation of Strategists Sees Options Others Ignore. Wiley. p. 70. ISBN 978-1-118-10508-5. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  4. Norton, Michael P. (February 13, 2017). "Falchuk Leaves Independent Party He Started To Join Mass. Democratic Party". WBUR News. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Adam Vaccaro (June 23, 2015). "Olympics a cause—and a platform—for third-party candidate". Boston.com. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ramos, Nestor (July 17, 2018). "Evan Falchuk, former independent candidate, switches to Democratic Party". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  7. Dowd, William J. (November 3, 2020). "MA ballot questions: Massachusetts expands right to repair law". The Herald News. Retrieved November 30, 2020.

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