Martha Coakley

Martha Coakley DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Martha CoakleyDEMDemocrat American politician
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Martha Mary Coakley (born July 14, 1953) is an American lobbyist and lawyer who served as Attorney General of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2015. Prior to serving as Attorney General, she was District Attorney of Middlesex County from 1999 to 2007. Coakley was the Democratic nominee in the 2010 special election to fill the United States Senate seat long held by Ted Kennedy (and held in the interim by Paul G. Kirk). Coakley was defeated 52% to 47% by Republican Scott Brown in what was widely considered an upset. She won reelection as Attorney General in the 2010 general election. Coakley was the Democratic nominee for governor in 2014 but lost to Republican Charlie Baker. Coakley was a lobbyist for the e-cigarette company Juul until June of 2022.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Boston University School of Law
Williams College
Drury High School
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Attorney General
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
2007 - 2014
District Attorney
1998 - 2006
Child Abuse Prosecution Unit, Office of the Middlesex District Attorney
1991 - 1997
Assistant District Attorney
Middlesex District Attorney's Office
Special Attorney
Boston Organized Crime Strike Force
Civil Litigation, Parker, Coulter, Daley and White
Goodwin Proctor Limited Liability Partnership
Other Experience1 - 4 of 4
Massachusetts District Attorney's Association
Board Member
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Former Board Chair
Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Incorporated
Former President
Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts