SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Mary Hurley, retired Associate Justice of the District Courts of Massachusetts and former two-term Mayor of the city of Springfield, today announced that her campaign for Governor’s Council has already exceeded the 1,000 signature count required to appear on the ballot for the Democratic Primary, on Thursday, September 8.
Hurley was able to secure more than 1,000 certified signatures from all four counties within the eighth district of the Governor’s Council, including signatures from Hampden, Hampshire, Berkshire and Franklin County. Nomination papers are made available from the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and must be submitted no later than May 31.
“The support that I have received during the process of collecting signatures has been overwhelming and truly humbling,” said Hurley. “Along with my volunteers and supporters, I have been out at community events collecting signatures across western Massachusetts. I will bring this same dedication to the Governor’s Council. I have committed my entire life to public service and the law, and I think it’s imperative that western Massachusetts is adequately represented on the Governor’s Council.”
Mary Hurley announced her candidacy for the eighth district of the Governor’s Council late last year. The Massachusetts Governor’s Council is composed of eight elected individuals from districts across the state, and the Lieutenant Governor who serves ex officio. The council meets weekly to record advice and consent on warrants for the state treasury, pardons and commutations, and giving advice and consent to gubernatorial appointments such as judicial nominations and court clerks.