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Governor's Council 1st District

Governor's Council District 1 Candidates Overview

Joe Ureneck

South Coast Today published an excellent overview of the Governor’s Council 1st District race. This is the most contested of the Governor’s Council races with 7 candidates running. It is also the most confusing – as there are two brothers running with the same name – Oliver Cipollini – one as a Democract and one as a Republican:

In the midst of a campaign season Joseph A. Ureneck, like the other six candidates vying for Governor’s Council District 1, finds himself having to clear one major hurdle: voter incomprehension.

“The Governor’s Council is a black hole for most people,” said Ureneck recently. “It exists and they have no idea what it does.”

The council’s main duty is to confirm approval of gubernatorial appointments — namely judges, notaries, justices of the peace — weigh in on criminal pardons and act on payments from the state treasury.

The body, comprised of eight members with the lieutenant governor serving as an ex officio member, meets once a week, at noon on Wednesday in the State House Chamber.

Council members, elected every two years, draw a salary of $26,025.

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Interview with Joe Ureneck and Richard Mitchell Candidates for Governor's Council

The interview was on Behind the Scene with Hector Montalvo. It has a strong focus on father’s rights and family court reform.

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Interview with Joe Ureneck, Candidate for Governor's Council 1st District

[ed_note]Joe Ureneck is a candidate for Governor’s Council 1st District. The Herald News has an interesting profile on Joe. As we have done with a number of Governor’s Council Candidates, we have an in-depth interview with Mr. Ureneck.[/ed_note]
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Joe Ureneck

Why would you like to be on the Governor’s Council? What is it about your background and experience that will make you a good governor’s councilor?

As an active and concerned citizen who has always supported civic involvement I want to promote fundamental reform in the judiciary and ensure fair treatment for all in the courts.

I am 59 years old, a native of Massachusetts, graduate (MA) of UMass and a small business owner. My website is www.votejoeureneck.com and I invite voters to join me on Facebook. I can be reached directly at 857 350-0575.

The Governor’s Council is an extremely important public body but most people know little, if anything, about it. I will encourage greater public participation in the Council and seek to approve only those judicial nominees who want to serve first and foremost the public interest, not their own. I want to ensure that judicial nominees are approved not on the basis of political and legal industry connections but rather on the premise that a judge’s primary role should be providing fair and equitable treatment for all in the court.

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Interview with Oliver Cipollini, candidate for Governor's Council 1st District

[ed_note]Oliver Cipollini is a candidate for the Governor’s Council 1st District. As we have done with a number of Governor’s Council  candidate, we have an in-depth interview with Mr. Cipollini where he tells us his philosophy toward being a member of the Governor’s Council.[/ed_note]

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Oliver Cipollini

Why would you like to be on the Governor’s Council? What is it about your background and experience that will make you a good councilor?

I am a retired Clerk-Magistrate and Systems Network Manager. Besides working with large budgets and diverse systems, I worked with children and young adults in the juvenile court system, as a social worker and as a counselor at St. Vincent’s Home in Fall River.

I promise to be your voice on the Council. I will welcome voter input in the issues which come before the Council. I enter this process as an advocate for the vitality of our state government’s Constitution and governing process.

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Governor's Council 1st District

Governor's Council 1st District: Hallahan, Cipollini, Ureneck, Gregory, Moniz, Mosca, Cipollini Jr.