The Committee to Elect Tom Sheff is proud to announce that Independent Candidate for Governor's Council in District 3, Tom Sheff, promises to create a committee full of independent minded thinkers to look into the issue of whether or not the Commonwealth of Massachusetts needs the Governors Council.
“As I walk around campaigning for the Governor's Council, one of the most common questions I hear is whether we even need a Council.” Sheff added, “It's one thing if a question is asked once in a blue moon, but the question keeps coming up constantly. Let's put together an independent committee to look at all the possibilities and ramifications so we can have an educated public discussion about it. The one thing I don't want to lose is public input.”
Sheff then said, “If elected, I would push to create this committee and go into it open minded.”
The Governor's Council (also known as the Executive Council) of Massachusetts is a popularly-elected board which must give the governor advice and consent with respect to nominations of judicial officers, appointment and removal of notaries public and justices of the peace, and issuance of pardons and commutations.