SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – United States Congressman Richard Neal officially announced his support of Mary E. Hurley, candidate for Governor’s Council. Neal cited Hurley’s experience and discussed her qualifications for the Governor’s Council position.
“I have known Mary Hurley since we both worked as substitute teachers in the Springfield Public Schools. When I was an aide to Mayor William Sullivan, she worked in the Springfield Law Department and was the lawyer for the city council. We continued to work together on the city council and when I was elected as Mayor, I often relied on her for her valuable insight and leadership. Mary followed me as Mayor of the City of Springfield, where she did an excellent job in difficult financial times. She was also mindful of the environment, initiating recycling in the City of Springfield.
“I continued to follow Mary’s career on the bench. Her reputation throughout the community was that of an outstanding judge who was fair and compassionate. The hallmark of her career has always been public service at its best. To that end, I am fully aware of the shortage of judges throughout this congressional district. I know full well that Mary will fight for western Massachusetts to get our fair share of court personnel.”
Judge Hurley (retired) reflected on Richard Neal’s endorsement, “Richie has worked tirelessly for his constituents and I am truly honored to have his endorsement in my bid for Governor’s Council. We worked together in Springfield to make sure both our administrations were one’s of inclusion, especially in regard to diverse members of the community. If elected I hope to work with elected officials, like him, to make sure western Massachusetts gets its fair share.”
For more information on Mary Hurley and her bid for Governor’s Council, please visit electmaryhurley.com.