For Immediate Release - February 20, 2008

Governor Patrick Nominates Cheryl A. Jacques to Department of Industrial Accidents

Governor Patrick Nominates Cheryl A. Jacques to Department of Industrial Accidents

BOSTON-Wednesday, February 20, 2008-Governor Deval Patrick today nominated Cheryl A. Jacques to serve as an Administrative Justice at the Department of Industrial Accidents, the entity responsible for resolving workers' compensation disputes.

Jacques was nominated by the Governor following formal approval by the Worker's Compensation Advisory Council.

A former state senator representing the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex district, Jacques has been a leading advocate on civil rights, consumer protection, criminal justice and victim's rights.

Before her election to the Senate in 1992, Jacques worked as an assistant district attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney's Office within the Trial Bureau and Child Sexual Abuse Unit.

Following her time in the Senate, Jacques led the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay civil rights organization, helping to defeat the Federal Constitutional Marriage Amendment.

Jacques currently heads CJ Associates, a consulting practice in the areas of law and government. She lives in Newton.

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