Massachusetts Governor's Council, District 4
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Feb 13, 2020 - May 26, 2020
The Governor's Council, also referred to as the Executive Council, is a governmental body that is constitutionally authorized to approve judicial appointments. The council consists of eight members who are elected every two years from each of the eight council districts. The Governor's Council holds hearings and approves the governor's nominations to the appellate, district, probate, juvenile, superior and supreme courts. The council holds hearings and approves nominations for the industrial accident and parole boards, in addition to approving appointments for notary publics and justices of the peace. The council is responsible for approving the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' financial warrants. Any time the governor issues a pardon or commutes a sentence, the council must vote to approve or deny his decision. The salary for this position is $26,025/year.