Serving the people of:  Springfield - Wilbraham - East Longmeadow - Monson


Rep Puppolo's Photo Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. is a lifelong resident of the City of Springfield. He attended Springfield Public Schools and graduated from the former Classical High School. He is the son of the late former Springfield City Councilor Angelo "Duffy" Puppolo. His mother is Laura Puppolo, and he has a sister Maria. He is married to Isabel (Fernandes) Puppolo, and they have two daughters.

Angelo passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam on his first attempt, and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition, Angelo is admitted to the Connecticut Bar, the Maine Bar. On the Federal level, Angelo is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, United States Appellate Court and the United States Supreme Court. He is an attorney in private practice, and Justice of the peace.

He was also a successful small business owner, operating a plumbing and heating company his family established in Springfield three generations ago. While working, Angelo put himself through college, earning degrees in Political Science and Business Finance. In addition, Angelo has earned a Juris Doctor degree from Western New England College School of Law -- where he graduated with honors (Cum Laude) 

Angelo is an avid sports fan. In his spare time, he enjoys watching baseball, football and hockey games. He also enjoys collecting nautical antiques. Angelo also likes to attend the theater, and watch live performances of musicals and operas. He is a big fan of the Phantom of the Opera and the musical Wicked, which are two of his all-time favorite performances.

Before being elected to the State House, Angelo was elected to the City Council in Springfield. Prior to that, Angelo started his pubic service career as Chairman of the Springfield Park Commission. He successfully managed a four million dollar budget and not only improved Forest Park, but also upgraded neighborhood parks throughout the city. Working with many bocce fans, including Rico Daniele, Angelo was able to help bring the first bocce courts to Forest Park. He also worked to expand the Park Ranger Program, and he still remains active with the Rangers, where he is an honorary chief. During his tenure as chairman, Angelo also helped with the success of Bright Nights at Forest Park. He also expanded programs for Springfield's seniors and youth, and made certain Springfield's parks remained open, clean, and safe. Many of his initiatives are still enjoyed today!  
Angelo has given much of his time in helping numerous civic and fraternal organizations, continuing a family tradition of service to Springfield. He's worked effectively with business, community, union and government leaders and has gotten results. Angelo believes that every neighborhood counts. 

After serving on the City Council for just one year, Angelo was elected by his colleagues as the vice-president of the City Council in 1999. Angelo was re-elected vice-president in 2000.

Angelo was President of the City Council in 2001.
In 2006, Angelo was elected State Representative to the 12th Hampden District which now serves the Town of Wilbraham and parts of the City of Springfield, Town of East Longmeadow and Town of Monson. In his first Term, Angelo was appointed by The Speaker of the House to serve on three significant Legislative Committees -- The Joint Committee on Health Care Financing; The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy; and The Joint Committee on Arts, Tourism, and Cultural Development. Angelo was also appointed to the Special Commission to End Homelessness -- where he actively worked with legislators, Mayors, care providers, agency heads, and the Administration to tackle the problem. Angelo continues to work with federal, state and local officials to get things done.  
Angelo continues to serve as a member of House Leadership. Over the years, he has been appointed by the Speaker to serve in various leadership capacities moving up the ranks to serve as committee vice chair of several committees; and also House Chair of the Technology Committee, House Chair of the Export Development Committee and currently House Chair of the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee.
With Angelo's seniority, he is the longest serving House Member in our region and is the Dean of the delegation!

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