About Governor's Council

The eight-member Council approves or rejects the Governor’s judicial, parole board, and industrial accident 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.


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Governor's Councilor Paul DePalo with daughters, 2018

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


As an educator, Paul has taught in a variety of settings, including 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 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. He has also served on the Worcester Planning Board.

Wesleyan University, BA

Northeastern University School of Law, JD

Fitchburg State University, MEd