|Sent on:||Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:39 AM|
By BEN STORROW, Staff Writer, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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.
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