Remedy persistent racial disparities in sentencing and incarceration rates.
Governor's Council approves or rejects potential state judges. As an attorney and former special education teacher who's worked with court-involved youth, I know that judges matter.
I'm asking for your vote in November so that I can continue advocating for:
mental health and substance abuse experts in our justice system,
diversion programs for youth,
addressing racial sentencing disparities,
local representation on Parole Board and in our courts,
protecting women's and LGBTQ rights
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
As an educator, Paul has developed and taught in alternative programming for adolescents coping with trauma and social-emotional disabilities. He was also a Principal Resident in Boston Public Schools.
As an attorney, Paul has practiced in state and federal court and been recognized for his pro bono work in education law, and managed a solo practice. He has also served on the Worcester Planning Board.
Wesleyan University, BA
Northeastern University School of Law, JD
Fitchburg State University, MEd
On the issues:
End the trauma-to-prison pipeline.
Get kids on paths of opportunity, not incarceration.
Address mental health and addiction. Appoint mental health experts to the Parole Board.
Attack systemic racism.
Appoint Black and Latino judges. Address grotesque sentencing and incarceration disparities.
About Governor's Council
Governor's Council approves or rejects the Governor's judicial nominees; appointments to Parole Board and Industrial Accident Board; and commutations and pardons.
Councillors are elected from 8 districts to 2-year terms. Paul represents District 7. Currently that's 65 communities in Central Massachusetts. (Click for list.)