Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Easton Board of Selectmen Chair Colleen Corona announced her support for Republican Dan Murphy.
Easton Board of Selectmen Chair Colleen Corona announced Wednesday that she is supporting fellow Selectman Dan Murphy in his run for State Representative in the 11th Plymouth District. Corona, a Democrat, has worked with Murphy, a Republican, for the past two years on the Board of Selectmen. “I have had the opportunity to serve with Dan Murphy on the Easton Board of Selectmen for the last 2 years," Corona said in a statement released by the Murphy campaign. "Dan is thoughtful and incredibly hard working, and he has been a strong leader. He has worked to help balance our town budget at a time when local aid has been cut significantly. He works incredibly hard to educate himself on every issue, and has sought creative, long term solutions …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Easton Selectman Says a Decision is "Premature."
With just over two weeks until the May 1 deadline to turn in nomination papers for State Representative, the 11th Plymouth District race still doesn't have an official Republican candidate. With the approaching deadline, some Republicans are considering Easton Selectman Dan Murphy for the nomination. On Thursday, Easton Town Clerk Jeremy Gillis said a nomination form with 23 signatures supporting Murphy was turned in to Easton Town Offices. A potential candidate would need 150 signatures to qualify. "He’s a [accountant]," said Republican Patricia Locke, who serves as the chairperson of the Easton Republican Town Committee. "He’s fiscally responsible." The Easton Republican Town Committee has not officially endorsed any candidate or …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Mark Linde is the latest Democrat to throw his hat into the ring.
A Southeastern Regional School Committee member is becoming the fourth Democrat to throw his hat into race for the 11th District of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Mark Linde, a Brockton Resident, who serves as the chairman of the School Committee at the Easton vocational school, joins Brockton City Councilors Jass Stewart and Robert Sullivan (D-Brockton) and Easton resident Claire Cronin (D) in the race to replace Geraldine Creedon (D-Brockton). Creedon recently announced that she would retire at the end of her term. So far, no Republicans have announced their candidacy. The 11th Plymouth District accounts for precincts 1-5 in Easton. Below is a statement from Linde's campaign: Mark Linde is a lifelong resident of the City …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Robert Sullivan announced his candidacy Friday.
A Brockton City Councilor is throwing his hat into the race for State Representative in the 11th Plymouth District. Robert Sullivan (D-Brockton) joins Easton native Claire Cronin (D-Easton) as those who have officially announced their candidacy. Fellow City Councilor Jass Stewart (D-Brockton) has expressed interest in running for the seat and said he will make an official announcement in March. The seat, which covers Precincts 1-5 in Easton, is currently held by Geraldine Creedon, who has been a State Represenative since 1995. Creedon announced earlier this month that she would not seek re-election. Below is a press release from Sullivan's campaign. Brockton City Councilor-At-Large Robert F. Sullivan has announced his candidacy for State …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Brockton City Councilor will hold meet and greets.
Jass Stewart (D-Brockton), who is considering a run for State Representative in the 11th Plymouth District, will be holding meet and greets next weekend in Easton and Brockton. Stewart, who is currently a Brockton City Councilor, is looking into a run for the seat that Geraldine Creedon (D-Brockton) currently holds. The seat serves parts of Wards 7c and d; all of Ward 1, and Ward 3d in Brockton and Precincts 1-5 in Easton. Earlier this month, Creedon announced her retirement at the end of this term. Last week, Easton resident and Brockton attorney Claire Cronin (D-Easton) announced her candidacy for the seat. Stewart says he hopes his meet and greets help inform his decision as to whether or not he should run. He plans to make up his mind…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Should an Easton resident step in and run for Geraldine Creedon's seat?
Monday, February 13, 2012
For the first time since 1995, Geraldine Creedon (D-Brockton) will not be representing the 11th Plymouth District in the state legislature. Creedon announced last week that she would not seek re-election. With the state's new districting plan, her 11th Plymouth will represent four out of six of Easton's precincts beginning next year. The announcement provides an opening for an Easton resident to step in and run for Creedon's seat. Should an Easton resident run for Geraldine Creedon's seat?
Saturday, February 11, 2012
According to a report by the State News, State Rep. Geraldine Creedon has decided not to seek re-election.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
State Representative Geraldine Creedon (D-Brockton), who represents four precincts in Easton, has decided to not to seek re-election, according to report in the State News Service. “I’m not running again. It’s just time and that’s it. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and loved almost every minute of it. But it’s time to go,” the 66-year-old Creedon said. She was elected in a special election in 1995, when she ran uncontested. A Creedon family has represented Brockton at the State House since 1968. Geraldine Creedon served with her husband, Robert, for a decade. Creedon told the State News Service that health reasons played a factor, but declined to elaborate. You can read more at http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/…
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The town of Easton will likely be represented by two State Reps as opposed to three in new outline.
A joint committee in the state legislature released the first draft of redrawn district maps Tuesday that propose a shift in Easton's representation on Beacon Hill. Rather than three state representatives and two state senators, Easton would be represented by two state reps along with the two senators. While Board of Selectmen Chair Colleen Corona said she is happy with Easton's current state reps (Geraldine Creedon D-Brockton, Christine Canavan D-Brockton and Angelo D'Emilia R-Bridgewater), she felt more consolidation would have given the town a louder voice in the state legislature. Last July, selectmen drafted a letter to the committee asking for more consolidated representation where Easton would have its own representatives in the …