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About

Governor's Council

The eight-member Governor's Council approves or rejects the Governor’s nominees for state judges, parole board, and industrial accident board. Each Councillor represents a district comprised of 5 state senate districts, and serves 2-year terms.

 

District 7 contains 65 communities in Central Massachusetts. Click here to see the list.

 

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About Paul

Councillor DePalo is an attorney, special education teacher, father of two daughters, and member of the Worcester Planning Board. His priorities are ending the trauma-to-prison pipeline, addressing mental health in our courts, remedying racial injustice in our criminal system, and building a parole system that better serves our Commonwealth and our communities.

As an attorney, Paul has represented international corporations in state and federal courts at a Boston firm, been recognized for his pro bono work in education law, and managed a solo practice.

 

As an educator, Paul has taught in a variety of settings, including alternative programming for kids with social and emotional disabilities. He was also a Principal Resident in Boston Public Schools.

Wesleyan University, BA

Northeastern University School of Law, JD

Fitchburg State University, MEd

 
 

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