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Press Release Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Issue Statements on Confirmation of Justice Kimberly Budd to Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court

For immediate release:
11/18/2020
  • Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
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Media Contact for Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Issue Statements on Confirmation of Justice Kimberly Budd to Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court

Sarah Finlaw, Press Secretary, Governor's Office

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Issue Statements on Confirmation of Justice Kimberly Budd to Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court

BOSTONToday, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito released the following statements on the Governor’s Council’s unanimous confirmation of Justice Kimberly Budd as Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court:

“Justice Kimberly Budd is an exceptional and dignified jurist that has served on the Supreme Judicial Court with fairness and integrity and I have the utmost confidence that she will now lead the Commonwealth’s highest court and all those that come before it with grace and impartiality,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “I am honored to congratulate Justice Budd on her unanimous confirmation, and am grateful to the members of the Governor’s Council for their diligence in considering and approving her appointment.”

“I am proud to congratulate Justice Kimberly Budd on her unanimous confirmation to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and am confident that as Chief Justice, her unique lens and perspective will ensure every voice is heard as the Court hears important and complex cases,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “I thank my colleagues on the Governor’s Council for their advice and consent in this process and appreciate their time and commitment.”

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Media Contact for Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Issue Statements on Confirmation of Justice Kimberly Budd to Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court

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