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Democrat Michael Albano left, and Republican Michael Franco at right.
Updated: Tuesday, 06 Nov 2012, 11:33 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 06 Nov 2012, 11:33 PM EST
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Former Springfield Mayor Michael Albano is an elected official yet again, after winning a seat on the Massachusetts’ Governor’s Council.
Albano, a Democrat who now lives in Longmeadow, defeated Holyoke Veterans Agent Michael Franco, who has sought the seat in the last four elections.
With 73% of precincts reporting, Albano was leading Franco, with 161,032 votes, or 67%, to 78,655 or 33%.
Albano served as Mayor of Springfield from 1996 to 2004.
The Governor’s Council (also known as the Executive Council) votes on the Governor’s nominees for the judiciary.