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Gov. Patrick: No Second-Term 'Doldrums'

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick celebrates his re-election at a victory party in Boston, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. (Dominick Reuter for WBUR)
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick celebrates his re-election at a victory party in Boston, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. (Dominick Reuter for WBUR)

Gov. Deval Patrick wants to make sure there are no second-term "doldrums" in his administration.

The governor, who won re-election on Nov. 2, has asked all of his cabinet secretaries and senior administration officials to submit letters of resignation and reapply for their jobs.

The governor told The Boston Globe that he has a lot of confidence in his current team and the move doesn't necessarily mean that dramatic staff changes are in the works. But he said the jobs are demanding and he wants to make sure that everyone is still committed.

Patrick also asked his Cabinet secretaries to examine structure and key staff in the agencies under their direction.

The governor will be sworn-in for a second term on Jan. 6.

This program aired on November 16, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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