Monday, November 5, 2012
Murphy is taking questions from Easton residents today.
Monday, November 5, 2012
11th Plymouth District State Rep candidate Dan Murphy will be taking readers' questions in a LIVE text chat today, Nov. 5, starting at 2 p.m. Murphy, a Republican, is facing Democrat Claire Cronin to fill the seat of retiring State Rep Geraldine Creedon, of Brockton. Today's chat will last roughly 45 minutes. To submit a question, simply enter your name in the chat box above, type your question and submit. . Cronin will participate in a similar chat beginning at 4:30 p.m. Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Because we expect a high volume of questions for the chat session, we will keep the questions issue-related and not repetitive.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Shaunna O'Connell is running for re-election for State Rep in the 3rd Bristol District, which will represent Precinct 6 in Easton.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Dear Editor: I have managed our business, New England Ice Cream for the past ten years in Taunton. No elected official has ever reached out to me about how to reduce the government burden on our business until State Representative Shaunna O’Connell. Not only am I a local business operator, but I am also the President of the Massachusetts Vending Machine Association. Two years ago I took our business in a different direction and cut the vending machine sector because regulations were making it too tough to earn a profit. If I had known at that time I was going to have an ally like Shaunna O’Connell at the State House, I might have made a different decision. Unfortunately, there are far too many people at the State House and within state…
Monday, August 27, 2012
Tune into ECAT on August 28th at 7 p.m. to see where the candidates stand.
With just a few weeks to go until the Sept. 6 state primary, the 11th Plymouth District State Rep candidates are making a final pitch to voters. The Democratic candidates will square off in a live debate Easton Community Access Television (Comcast Channel 9 and Verizon FIOS 22) beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday. It will re-air on Patch and ECAT's website in the following days. The four candidates fighting for the Democratic nomination are Easton resident Claire Cronin, Southeastern Regional School Committee Chair Mark Linde, and Brockton City Councilors Jass Stewart and Robert Sullivan. The winner will face Easton Selectman Dan Murphy in a general election. Murphy is running unopposed for the Republican nomination. The 11th Plymouth District is…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Claire Cronin is running as a Democrat for State Rep in the 11th Plymouth District
When it comes forging compromise and bringing together parties, Claire Cronin is an expert. After all, that's what she does every day. "As part of my background I’ve been a mediator for 10 years," she said. "Often times when you sit back and you watch what goes on in government. As a mediator sometimes I see that there's ways things can be done that they’re not being done – both on a national level and on the state level." Cronin is hoping her skills as a mediator and experience as a public servant help get her elected as a State Representative in the 11th Plymouth District, which makes up Precincts 1-5 in Easton and all of Ward 1, Ward 3-D, Ward 7-C and 7-D in Brockton. A native of Brockton and current resident of Easton, Cronin is …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Wondering what the candidates stand for? They'll tell you.
Dear Easton Patch Readers, Here at Patch, we're always looking for ways to make your life easier. So, with an upcoming election for State Representative in the 11th Plymouth District, we thought we'd bring the candidates directly into your living room, office or cubicle. Patch has given all five of the State Rep candidates (Democrat and Republican) the opportunity to blog on our site. We hope that providing each candidate with this platform assists in what is most important: providing our readers with as much information as possible in order to make a well-informed decision come election day. Please know that each of the State Rep candidates have been given the same opportunity and blogging privilege. They are not speaking for Patch and …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Easton Selectman will be the lone republican in the race.
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 Easton Country Club. Murphy said he decided to run after April 24's Easton Selectmen election 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 …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Democrats running for State Representative fielded questions at Southeastern Regional last week.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The four Democratic candidates running for State Representative in the 11th Plymouth District squared off last week in a Q&A session at Southeastern Regional School District. Democratic candidates are: Southeastern Regional School Committee member Mark Linde Brockton City Council Member Jass Stewart Brockton Attorney and Easton resident Claire Cronin Brockton City Council Member Robert Sullivan. No Republicans have officially announced their candidacy. Easton Selectman Dan Murphy submitted the needed 150 signatures in time for the State's May 1st deadline but said Tuesday that he hasn't decided whether or not he will officially throw his hat into the ring.
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…