BOSTON- Jen Caissie, Governor’s Councillor for the 7th District, took out her nomination papers earlier this month at the Secretary of State’s Office for re-election to the Governor’s Council.
Caissie, a Republican from Oxford, represents most of Worcester County in her 65 city and town District. She was elected in 2010 and has been an active force on the Council. Caissie initiated a new policy at the Council that requires all judicial nominees and their witnesses be administered a truth telling Oath prior to testifying at the Governor’s Council at confirmation hearings. Caissie said the policy was “over 200 years past due.” Caissie’s Motion to administer the Oath was passed by the Council and a majority plan on enforcing it.
Recently, Caissie was voted as the point person by her colleagues on the Council to select a law firm from throughout the Commonwealth to represent the Council on important Constitutional issues. Caissie selected the local law firm of Seder & Chandler, LLC and retired Appeals Court Judge Mel Greenberg to lead the legal team.
At the confirmation hearings on judicial nominees and candidates to the Massachusetts Parole Board, Caissie has been a vocal proponent of public safety and victims’ rights. In reflecting on her first year Caissie said, “I am proud of the work that has been done. I have voted for judges who make public safety a priority, who apply the law, not make it and who are qualified to serve.”
- Sunday, 26 February 2012
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