Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

Published by
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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Constitutional Officers: Governor

C2 Governor

C3 Governor's Office of Constituent Services

C4 Washington Office of Federal-State Relations


C2 Governor's Office
His Excellency Deval L. Patrick
State House, Room 360
Boston, MA 02133
Tel: 617-725-4000
Fax: 617-727-9725
www.mass.gov/gov

The Governor is the head of the executive branch of Massachusetts government and serves as chief administrative officer of the state and as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The responsibilities of the Governor include preparation of the annual budget, nomination of all judicial officers, granting of pardons (with the consent of the Governor's Council), appointment of the heads of most major state departments and agencies, and the acceptance or veto of each bill passed by the legislature. The Governor can call special sessions of the General Court with the consent of the Governor's Council.  

Regional Office:
436 Dwight Street, Suite 300
Springfield, MA 01103
Tel: 413.784.1200


C3 Governor's Office of Constituent Services
State House, Room 280
Boston, MA 02133
Tel: 617-725-4005
Toll Free: 1-888-870-7770 (within Mass. only)
TTY: 617-727-3666
Fax: 617-727-9725
www.mass.gov/gov

This office, acting as the governor's ombudsman, is responsible for dealing with all areas of state government and community interaction. It operates on three levels: immediate problem resolution, information collection, and information dissemination; problem referral, long-term case involvement and follow-up; and evaluation and suggestion reform of service delivery.


C4 Washington Office of Federal-State Relations
Hall of the States
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 208
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: 202-624-7713
Fax: 202-624-7714

This office serves as the liaison with the members the Massachusetts congressional delegation and advises the administration on priority legislation affecting the Commonwealth.


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