Jen Caissie’s Unfiltered Thoughts on the Speranzo Nomination

(And Speranzo is confirmed by a 5-4 vote. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)

Governor’s Councillor Jenn Caissie took to Facebook yesterday to air her concerns about the Governor’s Appointment of Christopher Speranzo to a clerk magistrate’s position in Pittsfield.  It’s a pretty damning look at the Governors judgement.  Here are her posts, in the order they were posted.

The Council is voting on Governor Patrick’s nomineee to the Clerk Magistrate position for the Pittsfield District Court. I am disappointed with the appointment of Christopher Speranzo to this position and hope the Governor will reconsider.

At his confirmation hearing, I asked Mr. Speranzo, age 38, whether he had ever had a trial, civil or criminal? He said no to both. I asked if he had any experience in criminal law. He said none. Most of what a clerk magistrate does involves the area of criminal law. This was troubling.

At Speranzo’s hearing I further inquired about his experience in the private sector, in private practice. He stated that he had no experience in the private sector and had not received a weekly paycheck from anyone other than the taxpayers of Massachusetts.

He has no experience as an assistant clerk, like the two people who were passed over in the Pittsfield District Court. At the end of the hearing, I was left perplexed as to how this person could be nominated by the Governor. I understand politics, and that this is the Governor’s nomination to make.

That said, there must be some modicum of professionalism involved. Peoples’ liberty and property will be on the line in front of a 38 year old state representative who has no qualifications to be a clerk magistrate.

Tomorrow, I fear a 4 to 4 vote with the Lt. Gov. breaking the tie to put him in as clerk magistrate. I have heard that Speranzo is a good guy. That he may be, but clerk magistrate material he is not.

Here’s hoping they can convince one of the other four Councilors to deny this appointment.

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