Juliette Kayyem: Candidate For Governor

Democrat Juliette Kayyem in the Radio Boston studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Democrat Juliette Kayyem in the Radio Boston studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Juliette Kayyem trained as a lawyer at Harvard, and served in the U.S. Department of Justice in the Clinton Administration. in 2007, Governor Deval Patrick appointed her as the state’s first Undersecretary for Homeland Security. She then went on to become Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the federal Department of Homeland Security, charged with getting the country’s state, federal, and tribal leaders to work together on issues like counter-terrorism and disaster response.

As a Democratic candidate for governor of Massachusetts, Kayyem hopes to bring her experience to bear on the problems facing the Bay State. She’s a former columnist for the Boston Globe, and as a former cable news terrorism expert, she’s comfortable in front of the camera. Now, she’s here in front of a microphone to talk about her vision for the state.


Juliette Kayyem, former official at the Department of Homeland Security and a former columnist for the Boston Globe.


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