Hampden DA one step closer to federal judgeship - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Hampden DA one step closer to federal judgeship

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Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni is now even closer to becoming a federal judge.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Senate voted to move forward with his nomination.

Tuesday's vote was 56 to 39 to limit debate on the matter, setting up a full confirmation vote, likely for Wednesday.

President Obama nominated Mastroianni to replace outgoing Judge Michael Ponsor.

Mastroianni has served as Hampden's district attorney since 2011.

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