The descendent of Russian Jewish immigrants, the 44 year-old Falchuk is a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and worked for a Washington DC-based law firm after graduation.
Falchuk spent more than 13 years in the leadership of Best Doctors, a healthcare company which has expanded worldwide. He says he helped the company grow from nine employees to more than 600, an accomplishment recognized by Forbes magazine.
He was one of the founders of the United Independent Party, which was organized in early 2013. Falchuk has focused his campaign on the principle of giving voters another choice beyond the traditional Democratic and Republican options, and has run ads asking voters whether they are “inspired” by Martha Coakley or Charlie Baker. Other issues that have been a priority in Falchuk’s campaign are education, jobs, healthcare, and the controversial expansion of the Boston Convention Center.
A father of three, Falchuk lives in the Auburndale section of Newton with his wife Felicia and their children.