Donald R. Bumiller, Candidate for Governor's Council 5th District

Donald Bumiller, Democrat Candidate for Governor's Council Fifth District - find out more about the candidate.

My name is Donald Bumiller and I am running for Governor's Council in the Fifth District.  I am asking for your vote on September 6, 2012.  If elected, please allow me to explain what I hope to accomplish.

The Governor's Council gives final approval to the nominations of judges.  On the Council, my priority will be to represent your interests, so that if you go to court your case is heard by an experienced, fair-minded judge, one who can apply the law and who understands that real people will be affected by any decision.  I also recognize that judicial decisions often have an even greater effect beyond the court room, and I believe judges have a larger responsibility to their communities, particularly when it comes to public safety.  I have worked in our courts for over 27 years.  I know what it takes to be a good judge in the different courts.  My opponents don't have that experience, and for this position, EXPERIENCE COUNTS!

The Governor's Council also approves appointments to the Parole Board.  As the father of young children, I believe in no early release for murders and sex offenders.  We need to do what we can to make our streets safer, and reducing parole rates is a good place to start.  I am the only candidate taking a stand on this.

My experience - working in the trenches of the court system, representing ordinary people who deserve justice - makes me the most qualified candidate for this important position.

For these reasons, I ask for your vote in the Democratic Primary on September 6, 2012.  I would appreciate any comments or questions you may have.  You can also visit my website at www.voteforbumiller.com - where a more detailed resume and other information may be found. 


Experience:  Practicing attorney for 27 years, Civil Case Conciliator, Superior Court, District Court, Small Claims Court, Past-President, Essex County Bar Association, Member Middlesex Bar Association, House of Delegates, Mass Bar Association, Member American Bar Association, Admitted to Practice United States Supreme Court

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Rachel July 29, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Governor's councilors don't select judges, lenient or tough. They vote Yes or No on the ONE name given to them from the Governor
Cool Fusion July 29, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Ho Hum... Another Democrat hack running for the office that guards the gates of judgeships that are nominated by a Democrat Governor at the personal request of select Democrat Legiscritters that are influenced and financed by lobbyists, femminists, and special interests ... and you wonder why the blindfolded lady holding the scales of justice is crying.
Walter White July 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Mr Bumiller.....you skipped over Christines question.
Sally Brooks August 01, 2012 at 07:08 AM
I have an important question for everyone, including, Epply, Duff, Bumiller and OBrien who are all desperately seeking this job. I CHALLENGE all of you, plus the wonderful Gay and Lesbian Political Action Commitees--to use the Patch and other media, to CONDEMN the horrific recent decision of NY State Judge Martin Murphy--who sentenced a homosexual criminal--guilty of 48 COUNTS of CRIMINAL SEXAUL ASSAULT--THE RAPE OF YOUNG BOYS TO JUST 2 YEARS! Sam, Christine and others are welcome to try to explain why the Pro-Homosexual folks NEVER CONDEMN this criminal behavior! The silence from the above on this issue, sure appears as though they support soft sentencing of homosexual criminals who attack children! I hope to see all of you today 1 August at Chick-Fil-A at North Shore Mall to support a strong Christian business that is corrageous enough to stand up against the bullying & intimidation tactics of politicians like Menino, Emmanual & those PACS, and publicly support religious freedom, free speech, and traditional marriage!
J.R. August 01, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Sally, Obviously the judge in that case was wrong. What this one individual did to the two boys is absolutely unforgivable. But it is grossly unfair for you to paint all LGBT people with the same brush. And, not to put too fine a point on it, this case has NOT A THING to do with the race for Governor's Council in Massachusetts. It happened in New York, where judges are elected, not appointed: http://www.judicialselection.us/judicial_selection/index.cfm?state=NY Perhaps you should be directing your ire to those who elected that judge, not at Mr. Bumiller, Ms. Duff, et al. Enjoy your grease fest today. I honestly don't care at all what the CEO of Chick-fil-A thinks. I've never eaten there. I don't eat there because I don't eat junk.


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