SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two Democratic candidates are running against each other in the Governor’s Council race. Mary Hurley of Longmeadow and Jeffrey Morneau of East Longmeadow are running to replace retiring Councillor Michael Albano, who is running in the Hampden County Sheriff race.
The Massachusetts Governor’s Council, also known as the Executive Council, is made up of eight individuals elected from districts around the state. The council is a governmental body that meets weekly and provides advice and consent on certain matters. These include warrants for the state treasury, as well as pardons and commutations. The council also records advice and consent for gubernatorial appointments such as judges, clerk magistrates, public administrators and justices of the peace.
Jeffrey Morneau is the president of the Hampden County Bar Association. Mary Hurley is a retired district court associate justice and former two-term mayor of Springfield. The winner of the September 8th primary will run unopposed in the November election because there is no republican candidate.