Charles D. Baker (Republican Party) is the Governor of Massachusetts. He assumed office on January 8, 2015. His current term ends on January 5, 2023.
Baker (Republican Party) ran for re-election for Governor of Massachusetts. He won in the general election on November 6, 2018.
He succeeded two-term Governor Deval Patrick (D.
Baker ran for governor in 2010, winning the Republican nomination but losing to Democratic incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick in the general election. Patrick decided not to run for re-election in 2014. On September 4, 2013, Baker entered the race for the open seat.
Prior to being elected governor of Massachusetts, Baker served as a selectman of Swampscott, Massachusetts from 2004 to 2007, Massachusetts secretary of administration and finance from 1994 to 1998, and Massachusetts secretary of health and human services from 1991 to 1994. He was also the CEO of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.