Running to hold the judiciary accountable..

From: Mike F.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:39 AM

By BEN STORROW, Staff Writer, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Wednesday, August 29, 2012

 

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Michael Franco, 49, is making his fourth run for the Governor's Council after losing bids in 2006, 2008 and 2010. A local Tea Party organizer, Franco is also the veterans agent in the city of Holyoke.

 

He said he is running to hold the judiciary accountable.

 

"I see it's been politicized a whole lot," Franco said. "There's been a blending of people who serve in different branches of government. I want to prevent the politics and the corruption it creates."

 

He favors having voters decide whether judges should continue serving after a four- or six-year first term, as a way of making the judges more accountable.

 

"We should try to make it as constitutionally pure as we can - bring it closer to the people," Franco said.

 

Entire article here:

 

http://www.gazettenet.com/2012/08/29/five-candidates-seek-to-succeed-thomas-merrigan-on-governor039s-council?SESS0c5418ea6596fad559323fd778e1bfed=gnews

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