August 10, 2014
ALBANO RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT OF PIONEER VALLEY AFL CIO
Governor's Councillor and former Springfield, Massachusetts Mayor Michael Albano today announced the endorsement by the Pioneer Valley AFL CIO Central Labor Council of his campaign for Governor's Council representing western Massachusetts.
The Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO is a voluntary federation of over 50 labor unions with members across the southern Pioneer Valley. The jurisdiction includes the greater Springfield, MA area and all towns in Hampden County, Massachusetts.
They are one of several hundred AFL-CIO labor councils across the country working to carry out the mission of the AFL-CIO at the local level.
The Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO previously endorsed Councillor Albano in his successful campaign for Governor's Council in 2012. Councillor Albano, who has been previously supported by the AFL CIO in his campaigns for School Committee, City Council and four terms as Mayor stated: "This endorsement is a tremendous honor for me personally and politically. Labor does not forget their friends and I shall never forget organized labor."
The Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO joins the International Brotherhood of Police Officer (IBPO- Local 364); the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1370; the Massachusetts Parole Officers Association (COPS) ; and, the National Correctional Employees Union (NCEU) in endorsing Michael Albano for a second term on Governor's Council.
For further media inquiry, please contact the Office of Governor's Councillor Michael J. Albano @ 413 525 4438.
GOVERNOR'S COUNCILLOR MICHAEL ALBANO TO HOSTWESTERN MASSACHUSETTS HEARING ON JUDICIAL NOMINATION
The Office of Governor's Councillor Michael Albano, in partnership with theFranklin County Bar Association, today announced a public testimony hearing will be held on the nomination by Governor Deval Patrick of Attorney David J. Dacyczyn to the position of Associate Justice, Probate and Family Court, Franklin Division.
In what is believed to be the first such hearing by the Governor's Council inFranklin County, the hearing is scheduled for Monday, August 18th; at the Franklin County Court, 101 Munson Street, Greenfield from 3:30 to 5:30 in Court Room 1.
The public is invited to attend to offer testimony in favor, or in opposition to theGovernor's Councillor Robert Jubinville of Milton will also attend the hearing.
The formal confirmation hearing for Attorney Dacyczyn is scheduled forWednesday, August 20th at 11am at the State House before the Governor's Council. The vote to confirm the nomination by the Council is tentatively scheduled for August 27th with Governor Patrick presiding.
Attorney Dacyczyn has been the judicial case manager at Hampshire CountyProbate & Family Court since 2012. He previously served for 12 years as an assistant judicial case manager in Franklin County. Attorney Dacyczyn practiced in Greenfield from 1992 to 2000 with a concentration in probate and family law, estate planning and small business matters. Attorney Dacyczyn has been in the U.S. Navy Reserves since 1987 and served on active duty in Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012. He is a graduate of Westfield State College, Sam Houston University and New England School of Law. If confirmed, he would fill the vacancy created by the recent retirement of Justice Geoffrey A. Wilson.
In making the announcement, Councillor Albano stated "this hearing will bringBoston to western Massachusetts and allow citizens an opportunity to speak directly on this important position in the Judiciary."
For further media inquiry, please contact the Office of Governor's CouncillorMichael Albano at 413 525 4438.