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.
In the news:
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.
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