Easton Selectman Dan Murphy (R-Easton) will officially be kicking off a campaign for State Rep in the 11th Plymouth District next month.
Murphy recently submitted the necessary signatures to qualify for the race, and said he plans to move forward as a candidate. His kickoff event is scheduled for June 13 at .
Murphy said he decided to run after when he and Colleen Corona were re-elected to the board. If elected as a State Representative in November, Murphy said he will stay on and continue to serve Easton as a Selectman.
"I talked to all of [the Selectmen] and told them it was a possibility so they wouldn’t have to hear it from someone else," he said. "They were all supportive. I think they assumed I would stay on and I think that they’re all OK with that."
He said that after his Selectmen re-election campaign, he wanted to make the State Rep decision with his family.
"My biggest issue in terms of being up in the air was having a chance to discuss it with the family and talk about whether it would be good for us," he said. "To run a campaign like this, it takes a full commitment from the whole family.
"It had come up, obviously, but we hadn’t had that full conversation until after April 24."
Also an accountant for Easton's Murphy & Co. and three H&R Blocks in the area, he said time commitment will not be an issue.
"The key to getting anything done is being well organized and finding a time and a place for everything," he said. "From a work perspective, this is not a heavy time. I still have a lot of work to do, but I can spend the next five months spending a lot of time on this."
Murphy will be the lone Republican candidate in the race.
The Democratic field is comprised of Easton resident and Brockton attorney , Brockton City Councilmen and, and Southeastern Regional School Committee member .
The 11th Plymouth District includes precincts 1-5 in Easton and sections of Brockton. It became open when Geraldine Creedon [D-Brockton] announced she .
While Murphy will be representing republicans, he said getting the right person for the job was more important than political party.
"I thought I could represent the district well," he said. "I thought I could do a good job. I thought I could win."