About Governor's Council

The eight-member Council approves or rejects the Governor’s judicial, parole board, and industrial accident board nominees. Councillors are elected from one of eight districts to 2-year terms.


Paul represents 65 communities in Central Massachusetts. Click here to see the list.

Note! Redistricting has changed District 7 for 2022!


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About Paul:

Governor's Councilor Paul DePalo with daughters, 2018

Councillor DePalo is an attorney, former special education teacher, and father of two daughters.

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


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