Governor Picks Former Aide to Succeed Kerry in Senate
The Wall Street Journal - 01/30/2013
Mr. Cowan, a 43-year-old North Carolina native and Duke University graduate, came to Boston to attend Northeastern University School of Law and stayed. He stepped down as Mr. Patrick’s chief of staff two months ago, saying he planned to return to the private sector. He said he agreed to the governor’s request that he take the job, but made clear that he is not interested in being a contender for the special election.