Less than a week after long-time State Representative Geraldine Creedon (D - Brockton) for the 11th Plymouth seat in the State Legislature, an Easton resident has announced her candidacy.
Claire Cronin (D - Easton) announced Tuesday that she would run for the office. Cronin is a lawyer in Brockton and a member of the Easton Democratic Town Committee.
After redistricting goes into effect this upcoming year, Easton precincts 1-5 will be in the 11th Plymouth District District, which also occupies four wards in Brockton. Easton's Sixth Precinct is occuped by the 3rd Bristol District, a seat currently occupied by Shaunna O'Connell of Taunton.
Below is a press release from Claire Cronin's campaign:
Claire Cronin, a Brockton native and Easton resident active in community affairs, today announced she will run as a Democrat to succeed State Rep. Geraldine Creedon. Creedon recently announced she would not seek re-election to the 11th Plymouth seat.
“I have deep roots in this district and wish to serve my neighbors and fellow residents using my passion, energy and experience,” said Cronin, 52.
Cronin was born and raised in Brockton, the daughter of James and Phyllis (Lucey) McLaughlin. She is the niece of former Brockton Mayor C. Gerald Lucey. A 1978 graduate of Brockton High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stonehill College in 1982 and a law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1985. She is a former member of the Brockton Democratic City Committee.
Cronin lives in Easton with her husband, Ray Cronin, and their two daughters. She has her own law practice in Brockton, MA. She is also a mediator at Commonwealth Mediation and Conciliation, Inc., in Brockton, where she mediates civil disputes; these include business, contractual, and personal injury matters.
Cronin serves on the board of Old Colony YMCA and has also been chair of the Frothingham Family YMCA’s Annual Strong Kids Campaign. She also serves on the Foundation for Excellence in Education in Easton (FEEE), a non-profit organization that supports the students of the Easton Public Schools by raising funds for state-of-the art technology and innovative grants. Cronin is a member of the Easton Democratic Town Committee.
“My mediation experience requires an ability to bring parties with different agendas together and I hope to apply this skill to make government the best it can be,” said Cronin.
The 11th Plymouth seat represents Precincts 1 through 5 in Easton; and Wards 1, 3D, 7C and 7D in Brockton.