Last updated on: 6/4/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Paul Cellucci, JD Biography

Title:
Former Governor of Massachusetts
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“They certainly should not be voting while they are in prison. That’s for sure. If you go there to be punished, this should be part of the punishment.”

“State Among Four To Allow Prisoner Voting,” Associated Press, Apr. 19, 1999

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Speaker, Celebrity Speakers Int’l., an International Lecture Bureau, 2006-Present
  • Executive Vice-President of Corporate Development, Magna Entertainment Corp (a Canadian gambling and horse racetrack company), 2005-2006
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Canada, 2001-2005
  • Governor, Massachusetts (resigned as Governor to serve as Ambassador to Canada), 1999-2001
  • Governor, Massachusetts (upon resignation of then-Governor William Weld), 1997-1999
  • Lieutenant Governor, Massachusetts, 1991-1997
  • Member, Massachusetts State Senate, 1984-1991
  • Member, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1977-1984
  • U.S. Army Reserves, held rank of Captain upon honorable discharge, 1970-1978
  • Hudson Board of Selectmen, 1971-1977
  • Member, Hudson Charter Commission, 1970-1971
Education:
  • JD, Boston College, 1973
  • BS, Boston College School of Management, 1970
Other:
  • Born Apr. 24, 1948 and died June 08, 2013
Quoted in:
  1. Should Felons Be Permitted to Vote while in Prison?