Norfolk Town Clerk Shawn Dooley has won the 9th Norfolk State Representative seat previously held by Dan Winslow. In a special election, Dooley won a three way race beating fellow Norfolk resident Edward McCormick and Walpole’s Chris Timson. Dooley grabbed 61 % of the votes, while Timson came in second with 21 % and McCormick had 18 %.
“I was extremely blessed to have a ton of great volunteers working tirelessly for me,” Dooley said. “People came out of the woodwork and dedicated countless hours helping me get the word out.”
Both McCormick and Timson congratulated Dooley on the victory.
Newly elected State Rep. Shawn Dooley vows to work across partisan lines.
Shawn Dooley, newly elected to represent the Ninth Norfolk District in the state House of Representatives, says he wants to work across partisan lines when he gets to Beacon Hill.
“I have a pretty good relationship with several members in the Democratic caucus,” said Dooley, who after winning Tuesday’s special election will be one of 29 Republicans out of the House’s 160 members.
Washington, D.C. (January 7, 2014) – Tonight Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) President Chris Jankowski, on behalf of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC), issued the following statement on Shawn Dooley’s victory in today’s special election in Massachusetts’ 9th Norfolk District.
“The RLCC congratulates Shawn Dooley on his victory in the 9th Norfolk district special election and applaud his fight against the liberal agenda of the Massachusetts state legislature” said Jankowski. “Shawn will bring to Boston a much needed conservative voice to champion lower taxes, fight for less regulation and protect the personal freedoms of Massachusetts citizens.”
House Republicans will soon add to their ranks after Shawn Dooley, the town clerk and School Committee chairman in Norfolk, cruised to victory Tuesday night over two challengers to capture the 9th Norfolk House seat vacated last year by former Rep. Daniel Winslow.