So Leland Cheung, running for lieutenant governor, wants to get rid of the governor's council? Governor's Councilor Robert Jubinville wishes to have a word with him:
The Governor's Council is not an "antiquated vestige" but rather a constitutional body created at the same time as the Senate, which he seems so fond of. Mr. Adams would be very upset by such remarks made by a candidate for lieutenant governor who is looking for attention to save a fledgling campaign.
The only constitutional duty of the office Mr. Cheung seeks is to be a member of the Governor's Council and chair it when the Governor is not available.
In case Mr. Cheung hasn't noticed, the citizens of the Commonwealth have not had a lieutenant governor in over a year and we have gotten along just fine, in my opinion. The Governor's Council has not had to put up with a rubber stamp lieutenant governor who can break a tie vote. We members of the Council have been working hard and establishing ourselves as an independent body, free from the political process Mr. Cheung seems to want to impose on judicial nominations.
"Doing away with a lieutenant governor's position makes more sense to me. I don't understand how Mr. Cheung could put forward such a proposal as he has not even attended one Council meeting.