January 12, 2014 - 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.Read more
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.
Dooley was able to hold the seat for the Republicans, defeating an independent and a Democrat, and will become the 29th member of the GOP House caucus when he is sworn in.Read more
Republican Shawn Dooley romped to a landslide victory in a special election for state representative Tuesday, easily beating two opponents.
Dooley, the town clerk in Norfolk, scored heavily in his hometown, but also did well throughout the 9th Norfolk District, one of the most Republican-leaning areas of the state.
Vote totals from one Medfield precinct in the district were unavailable, but Dooley won 1,693 votes in the rest of the district, compared with 584 for independent Chris Timson of Walpole and 487 for Democrat Ed McCormick of Norfolk.
Shawn joined Representatives Kuros (Uxbridge) and Fattman (Webster) to announce the results of the Gas Tax Ballot Petition. The Milford Daily News has the story: BELLINGHAM - Two Republican state legislators, speaking at the North Main Street Mobil gas station, called for an end to a provision that ties the gas tax to inflation.
Rep. Ryan Fattman, R-Webster, and Rep. Kevin Kuros, R-Uxbridge, said a petition effort had generated 100,000 signatures across the state in favor of repealing the provision.Read more
Shawn has two opponents for the Special Election on January 7th. We need your help with phone banking and identifying voters. Please help by committing to one or more two-hour call shifts this Saturday, November 30th.Read more
The campaign trail will be a cold one as candidates compete with one another and wintry weather in a special election for state representative is underway in the Plainville-Wrentham-Norfolk area.
The Dec. 10 primary and Jan. 7 general special election have been called to find a replacement for former Rep. Dan Winslow, R-Norfolk, who quit in midterm.
The last day for filing nomination papers was Tuesday and Republican Shawn Dooley and Democrat Edward McCormick said they filed enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.
WRENTHAM - Shawn Dooley kicked off his campaign for state representative for the Wrentham-Plainville-Norfolk area Monday night.
About 75 people turned out to the Tavern at Wrentham off Shears Street for the event.
Dooley, Norfolk's town clerk, is the only announced Republican who has set his sights on the 9th Norfolk District seat of Daniel Winslow, another Norfolk Republican who resigned to take a legal job.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dooley to run for 9th Norfolk Representative Seat
Norfolk, MA - September 17, 2013- Norfolk Town Clerk Shawn Dooley announced today that he will seek to fill the 9th Norfolk State Representative Seat being vacated by Dan Winslow. 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.
In addition to his position as Town Clerk, Mr. 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.
Shawn 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.
Shawn (47) is a resident of Norfolk and a registered Republican. He is married to CiCi Van Tine (Norfolk’s Town Moderator) and has four children; Caroline (16), Emma (8), Jack (7), and William (5). Prior to moving to Norfolk, Shawn 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.
“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. 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. 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.” - Shawn Dooley