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Please join us at Haddad's Ocean Cafe for Election Night Results on Tuesday, November 6, starting at 7pm. And, if you haven't done so already, please remember to vote for Ed O'Connell on Tuesday!

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O'Connell Endorsed by Gov. Baker and Lt. Gov. Polito

Ed O’Connell is pleased to announce that his campaign for State Representative has been endorsed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

“Ed O'Connell is well-qualified to serve as Marshfield and Scituate's next state Representative,” said Governor Baker. “He will bring a lengthy record of public service and private sector experience to the job, including more than eight years serving as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in Plymouth County. Residents can trust that he will work hard, listen to their concerns, and take action when needed. Personally, I know Ed will promote a government that is fiscally-responsible, accountable, and that everyone can be proud of. I am happy to endorse Ed O'Connell for State Representative in the 4th Plymouth District.”

“I endorse Ed O'Connell to be Marshfield and Scituate's next state Representative because I know he has what it takes to get the job done,” said Lieutenant Governor Polito. “He will work hard with local officials and residents of the district whenever there is a need or a local project that needs attention. He also will place a priority on important issues like caring for our seniors and veterans, promoting quality education, and making our state affordable for working families and small business owners. I am proud to endorse Ed O'Connell for State Representative in the 4th Plymouth District.”

“I have tremendous respect for Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito, and I am honored to receive their endorsement,” said O’Connell. “The Baker-Polito Administration has a strong track record of success for the people of Massachusetts. I support their commitment to improving the state’s economy, investing in communities, protecting taxpayers, and keeping our streets safe. If elected, I look forward to working with Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito to improve the lives of residents of Marshfield and Scituate.”

O’Connell’s campaign has been endorsed by a number of prominent individuals and groups, including the following:

  • Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito
  • Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz
  • Plymouth County Sheriff Joe McDonald
  • State Senators Patrick O’Connor and Vinny deMacedo
  • State Representative Matt Muratore
  • Former State Treasurer and Scituate resident Joe Malone
  • The Plymouth County Police Officers Association
  • The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) MA PAC
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Plymouth County Police Officers Assn. Endorses Ed O'Connell

PRESS RELEASE - October 1, 2018

PROMINENT PUBLIC SAFETY GROUP ENDORSES ED O’CONNELL FOR STATE REP.
Plymouth County Police Officers Association recognizes candidate’s service as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff

MARSHFIELD – Ed O’Connell is pleased to announce that his campaign for State Representative has been endorsed by the Plymouth County Police Officers Association (P.C.P.O.A.).

“We have unanimously voted to enthusiastically endorse Ed O’Connell for State Representative in the 4th Plymouth District,” said Jay Salhanick, Jeff Richards, Jeff Maligno and Mark Danckert, members of the Board of Directors of the Plymouth County Police Officers Association. “Ed has extensive private and public sector experience. He has been an outstanding Deputy Sheriff, that countless law enforcement officers from all branches of law enforcement local, state, and federal can all attest to.”

“I appreciate the trust and confidence of the Plymouth County Police Officers Association, and I am grateful for their endorsement and support,” said O’Connell. “I am proud of my record of service as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in Plymouth County for the past eight years. My first-hand experience also makes me extremely appreciative of the hard work and heroic effort of the first responders who keep our streets safe every day. If elected, I will work hard to support their mission and to promote the best interests of Marshfield and Scituate residents.”

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Joe Malone Endorses Ed O'Connell

PRESS RELEASE - October 1, 2018

JOE MALONE ENDORSES ED O’CONNELL FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Former State Treasurer lauds O’Connell as “honest, trustworthy and a man of his word”

MARSHFIELD – Ed O’Connell is pleased to announce that his campaign for State Representative has been endorsed by former State Treasurer -- and Scituate resident -- Joe Malone.

“I have known Ed O’Connell for almost 30 years. He’s honest, trustworthy, and he’s a man of his word,” said Malone. “Ed is also someone who I have always been able to count on. When Ed says he’ll do something, he follows through and he does it. I think that’s an important quality for someone who is elected to public office. As a resident of Scituate, I know Ed will bring the same skills to the job if he’s elected to be our next State Representative. I am pleased to endorse Ed O’Connell for State Representative in the 4th Plymouth District.”

“I have tremendous personal respect for Joe Malone, and I am honored to receive his endorsement,” said O’Connell. “Joe had a distinguished career of public service, representing Massachusetts residents with a record of success, honor, and dignity. He is also a prominent resident of Scituate. I appreciate his vote of confidence. If elected, I look forward to working hard to promote the interests of Marshfield and Scituate residents.”

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Watch Ed on "Meet the Candidate"

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O’CONNELL ENDORSED BY LEADING SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY GROUP

Ed O’Connell is pleased to announce that his campaign for State Representative has been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) MA PAC.

“Thank you for standing with us on important issues... and for indicating your support and understanding of the needs of thousands of Main Street small businesses and the more than one million workers at small businesses in Massachusetts,” said Christopher Carlozzi, State Director of NFIB Massachusetts, in correspondence announcing the endorsement.

NFIB is the nation’s leading small-business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of its members to own, operate, and grow their businesses.

“I am honored to receive the support of NFIB,” said O’Connell. “Small businesses are an important part of our local economy and they employ many Marshfield and Scituate residents. We need small businesses to succeed if we expect our economy to thrive. If elected, I look forward to working hard to promote the interests of small business owners and employees in Massachusetts.”

O’Connell is a candidate for State Representative in the 4th Plymouth District, which includes the entire town of Marshfield and most of Scituate (precincts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6). He is a resident of Marshfield and has lived there with his wife and two daughters for the past 24 years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a MBA from Suffolk University’s Sawyer School of Management. He is a long-time employee of the State Treasurer’s Office, and has previously worked in the high-tech industry for the Raytheon Company and General Electric. In addition, for the past eight years, he has been a sworn Reserve Deputy Sheriff for Plymouth County.

According to a recent report by Babson College, “The State of Small Business in America,” existing small businesses comprise 99% of all employer firms, employ nearly half of the workforce, and account for more than 60% of the private sector’s net new jobs. A nationwide survey used to prepare the report found that 60 percent of small business owners identify some level of difficulty understanding and managing government regulations and laws, and spend an average of four hours per week (or over 200 hours per year) dealing with government regulations and tax compliance for their business.

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Join us for a Reception on Sept. 25 at Venus II in Marshfield

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Patriot Ledger has pre-primary coverage of our campaign

 

The Patriot Ledger recently wrote about our campaign as part of its pre-primary election coverage:

“I’m just trying to meet as many voters before the primary as I can ... reminding them that there is a vote on Tuesday,” said Edward O’Connell of Marshfield, a Republican and one of six candidates running to fill the seat vacated by James Cantwell that represents Marshfield and much of Scituate.

O’Connell, who is running against Craig Valdez of Scituate for the Republican nomination, held signs with supporters Sunday and attended the Spindles Car Show at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. 

You can read the full story here.

Please remember to vote for Ed O'Connell in today's Republican Primary! Polls are open from 7am to 8pm in Marshfield (Furnace Brook Middle School Gymnasium) and Scituate (Scituate High School Gymnasium).

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Patriot Ledger Notes O'Connell Campaign Priorities

The Patriot Ledger recently included a piece on the 4th Plymouth District race, with some positive mention of the O'Connell campaign:

O’Connell, a Plymouth County reserve deputy sheriff, said he would fight the opioid epidemic from a law-enforcement perspective.

“I’ve seen it up close and seen the repercussions of it,” he said. “I’d address that from a law enforcement perspective, working with the DA and the sheriff’s office to make sure we have the programs to prosecute those dealing drugs. I would also want to continue to provide support to the great nonprofits in Situate and Marshfield that are helping people in recovery.”

O’Connell also said improving coastal resiliency will be an ongoing issue.

“It’s a single issue for some voters, we want to make sure that funding comes through on the state level for homeowners,” he said. “Some feel their area is being neglected and I know resources are being stretched to the limit at DPWs, so as a representative I would just try to be a voice for the residents who live on the coast.”

To read the full article, please click here.

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WATD Political Forum

I recently had the opportunity to discuss the important issues facing Marshfield and Scituate on WATD’s Political Forum. Thank you to Christine James, Kevin Tocci, Charles Mathewson and Amy Leonard for inviting me on your program.

Here is the video from WATD:

Or, you can click on the link below to listen to the audio.

https://mondaynighttalk.podbean.com/e/monday-night-talk-august-20-2018-4th-plymouth-state-rep-republican-candidates-forum/

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Patriot Ledger covers our campaign!

Recently, the Patriot Ledger picked up on the energy and excitement surrounding the Ed O'Connell for State Representative campaign:

"Ed O’Connell of Marshfield says he has been spending his campaign getting out in the community, hoping to meet would-be constituents at public events like Scituate’s Heritage Days. '...There is a lot of excitement on the Republican ticket this year,' O'Connell said. '[Voters] see Charlie Baker up for reelection, and they see a competitive U.S. Senate race.... They also see State Sen. Pat O'Connor, a Republican, doing great work for our district.'"

You can read the full story in the Patriot Ledger by visiting this link.

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Summer Reception July 28 in Scituate

Jim and Lisa McNeil

cordially invite you to join them for a
summer reception in support of

ED O'CONNELL FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Saturday, July 28
5:00 pm

48 Kings Way Extension
Scituate

Light Appetizers & Refreshments

RSVP to lisa.mcneil@comcast.net or 781-738-6392

Donations gratefully accepted at the door

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