The Albano Committee today announced the endorsement by the Massachusetts Parole Officers Association (MPOA) of Michael J. Albano, candidate for Governor's Council in the 8th District. The District encompasses Hampden, Berkshire, Franklin and Hampshire counties.
In the endorsement by the MPOA, President James Sares stated: "We have known and worked with Michael Albano throughout his long successful career as a former member of the Massachusetts Parole Board, as Mayor of Springfield and as a current elected official of the Governor's Council."
"It is with great pride and pleasure that we strongly endorse Michael's re-election to the Governors Council."
President Sares in the letter of endorsement also noted, "The MPOA has never endorsed a candidate for appointment to the Governors Council."
Councillor Albano stated: "this endorsement, given the challenging work done by this group of professionals is a great honor. It has been a pleasure to work with the men and women of the MPOA to make our communities safe. Their job, which often goes unnoticed, is a critical element of the criminal justice system."
Councillor Albano is a former Probation Officer in the Westfield District Court appointed by the late Justice Sidney M. Cooley. He served as a Member of the Governor's Advisory Board of Pardons and Parole, having been appointed by Governors Edward J. King, Michael S. Dukakis and William S. Weld. He was elected to the Council in November, 2012.