Support Mary Hurley, retired Associate Justice of the District Courts of Massachusetts and former two-term Mayor of the city of Springfield, for her candidacy for the eighth district of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council. The eighth district of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council represents Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire Counties and the town of Royalston in Worcester County, which comprises the same geographic district where Hurley served as a District Court Judge. Hurley sees her bid for a seat on the Governor’s Council as an opportunity to serve in a position that allows her to do what she is most passionate about: the law and public service.
About Mary Hurley
Born in Springfield and a lifelong resident of the Pioneer Valley, Mary Hurley is of counsel to local law firm Cooley Shrair, P.C., since retiring and served 19 years as a judge following 18 years as a practicing attorney where she was initially a founding partner of Hurley, Melikian and Sousa, P.C. After serving two terms as of Mayor of Springfield, she was a principal of the law firm Cooley Shrair before accepting an appointment as a District Court Justice. She is a recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Association Public Service Award and was named an Outstanding Young Woman of America in 1980 by the U.S. Jaycees. She currently serves as a member of the cabinet for the Sisters of Saint Joseph fund raising campaign, College Club of Greater Springfield, Criminal Justice Advisory Board at Elms College, Hampden County Bar Association, Hampshire County Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association. Hurley earned her Juris Doctor from the Western New England University School of Law, where she also taught as an adjunct professor of law. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Elms College, where she also received an honorary Doctorate Degree. Dedicated to the law and public service, Hurley’s accomplished career includes former memberships and associations.