On next Thursday’ Democratic primary ballot, there are contested races for most of the 8 seats on the Governor’s Council. Though obscure, the Council has some very important functions — most notably, confirming (or rejecting) all of the Governor’s judicial nominations.
Before you vote, please make sure you know your choices in these races. There’s at least one candidate who is a leader of the “fathers’ rights” movement, but who gives no hint of that agenda in his campaign materials. Another candidate has falsely claimed the endorsement of one of the state senators in her district.
Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts (PDM) has assembled helpful information about the candidates in the districts where there are Democratic primary races, and has posted the information on its website. There’s some general information about the Governor’s Council, and details about the Democratic primary candidates in each contested district, including links to their campaign websites and statements provided by many of the candidates, as well as very informative comments from PDM members about some of the races. (The information about the fathers’ rights candidate and the false endorsement claim can be found in the members’ comments at the end of the entry about the candidates in Districts 2 and 3.)
Please take a few minutes to look at this information and share it with other interested voters before next Thursday. And, if you have additional information or opinions about any of the Governor’s Council races, PDM would encourage you to add a comment on the relevant item on its site.