Norfolk Town Clerk Shawn Dooley announced today that he will seek to fill the 9th Norfolk State Representative Seat being vacated by Dan Winslow. “I am passionate about public service and would love to have the opportunity to serve the people of the 9th Norfolk District as their State Representative,” Dooley said. “I believe that this election needs to be about improving the economic and educational conditions in this District.”
“The citizens deserve to have a strong advocate who is willing to fight to keep this a great place to raise a family, buy a home, and open a business. I plan to continue with many of the innovative initiatives that have been the signature of Mr. Winslow’s tenure,” he added. “Lowering taxes and making government more efficient by minimizing fraud and waste will be my top priorities if I am fortunate enough to get elected.”
The 9th Norfolk District is comprised of Norfolk, Plainville, Wrentham, Precincts 3 and 4 in Medfield, Precinct 1 in Millis, and Precinct 5 in Walpole.
Dooley, a Norfolk resident and republican has an extensive resume of public service. In addition to his position as Town Clerk, Dooley currently serves as an On-Call Firefighter / EMT with the Norfolk Fire Department. He is Chairman of the Norfolk School Committee, a position he has held for the past 4 years. He has also served as a member of the Norfolk Zoning Board of Appeals and was the co-founder of the Wrentham Republican Town Committee.
Prior to being elected Town Clerk, Mr. Dooley owned a small general contracting firm and worked in the financial services industry in a variety of different capacities. He is currently pursuing his Master of Public Administration at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA with an anticipated graduation date of March, 2014. He holds a BA in Political Science from Auburn University and has earned both the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations from The American College.
Dooley is a Justice of the Peace as well as a member of the Massachusetts Town Clerks’ Association. He is active in the Norfolk Lions Club and Chairs the Coats for Kids project every year. He serves on the Board of the Norfolk Elementary Schools Trust and is a member of the Norfolk School Building Committee
The 47-year old Dooley is married to CiCi Van Tine (Norfolk’s Town Moderator) and has four children; Caroline, Emma, Jack, and William. Prior to moving to Norfolk, Dooley and his family were residents of Wrentham. He is an avid triathlete and is a member of the Bay State Triathlon Team. He most recently completed Ironman Sweden this past August.
He previously served as the Campaign Manager for both Dan Winslow and Richard Ross in their successful State Representative bids.