|Secretary of Administration and Finance of Massachusetts|
October 2009 – January 8, 2013
|Preceded by||Leslie Kirwan|
|Succeeded by||Glen Shor|
|Born||January 8, 1971|
|Education||Dartmouth College (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)
Jay Gonzalez (born January 8, 1971) is the former Secretary of Administration and Finance for the state of Massachusetts under Governor Deval Patrick and a Democratic candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 2018. Gonzalez was appointed to the position after the resignation of Leslie Kirwan in the fall of 2009. He was succeeded as Secretary by Glen Shor in January 2013. Before working for the government, Gonzalez worked as an attorney at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge in Boston. He attended Dartmouth College and Georgetown University Law Center.
Gonzalez worked on Deval Patrick's 2006 gubernatorial campaign. He then joined Patrick's administration in 2007 as Deputy Secretary of Administration and Finance of Massachusetts. In 2009, he was appointed Secretary of Administration and Finance of Massachusetts in 2009. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Massachusetts Health Connector, where he oversaw implementation of Massachusetts’ health care reform, and he co-chaired the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
Gonzalez left the cabinet in 2013. Gonzalez served as chair of the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care. Gonzalez later served as President and CEO of CeltiCare Health and New Hampshire Healthy Families.
As a former Brookline resident, Jay was an elected Town Meeting Member, Co-Chair of the Town Meeting Members Association, and a member of the Advisory Committee in the Town of Brookline Jay currently serves on the boards of the Dimock Center, Project Hope, and the Trust for Public Land.
Jay Gonzalez grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. Gonzalez moved to Massachusetts in 1998. His mother dropped out of college when he was born, and his father was a Spanish immigrant who worked as a bricklayer.
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