A former Springfield mayor is back in political office.
Democrat Mike Albano won a seat on the governor's council Tuesday.
He took 69 percent of the votes while Franco took 31 percent.
Albano told CBS 3 that he is ready to get down to work, starting Wednesday, as part of the governor's council.
"I want to talk about the judicial vacancies here in Western Mass. I want to talk about the needs of the court, and I want to make sure that I get a running start on the duties and obligations of the governor's council. I'll be in Boston tomorrow morning, bright and early and moving ahead with my roles as the governor's council," said Albano.
It's been more than three decades since a candidate from Hampden County has been elected to this position.
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