Governor's Council

Governor's Council

The Governor's Council provides advice and consent on gubernatorial appointments, pardons and commutations, and warrants for the state treasury.

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Who we serve

The Massachusetts Governor's Council, also known as the Executive Council, is composed of eight individuals elected from districts, and the Lieutenant Governor who serves ex officio. The eight councillors are elected from their respective districts every two years. The Council meets weekly to record advice and consent on warrants for the state treasury, pardons and commutations, and recording advice and consent to gubernatorial appointments such as judges, clerk-magistrates, public administrators, members of the Parole BoardAppellate Tax BoardIndustrial Accident Board and Industrial Accident Reviewing Boardnotaries, and justices of the peace.

Members of the public are welcome at Council formal assemblies and hearings.

Formal Assembly

The Council generally meets at noon on Wednesdays in the Council Chamber, Room 360 (within the Governor’s Office).

The next Council Assembly is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

Nominations Pending

Atty. Thomas J. Barbar, Associate Justice of the Middlesex Probate and Family Court.

Hearing October 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Atty. Elaine M. Buckley, Associate Justice of the Superior Court.

Hearing: October 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Atty. Richard A. Eustis, Associate Justice of the Milford District Court.

Hearing: October 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

Atty. John C. Englander, Associate Justice of the Appeals Court.

Hearing: October 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Atty. Debra A. Squires-Lee, Associate Justice of the Superior Court.

Hearing: November 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Atty. Jennifer Tyne, Associate Justice of the Pittsfield District Court.

Hearing: November 1, 2017 at 1:15 p.m.

Atty. Paul G. Pino, Associate Justice of the District Court (Circuit).

Hearing: November 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Atty. Robert T. Santaniello, Associate Justice of the Springfield District Court.

Hearing: November 15, 2017 at 1:15 p.m.

Colette M. Santa, Member of the Parole Board.

Hearing: TBA

 

Administrative Office

George Cronin, Administrative Secretary
Valerie McCarthy, Executive Secretary
Sonia Altamirano, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 617-725-4016

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