Voters in the 11th Plymouth District have picked a new state representative. Claire Cronin defeated fellow Easton resident and Republican challenger Dan Murphy to earn her first elected office.
She was to beat Murphy by more than 4,700 votes. Cronin took a moment to reflect on tough times her campaign had to endure
“This campaign has been marked by both great joy and sadness, in June I lost my brother-in-law, who I feel was more like a brother to me,” said Cronin.
It was just two week ago that that Cronin also lost her mother.
“It’s very painful that she couldn’t be here to share this with us,” Cronin said.
Cronin won the legislative position that was previously held by Gerry Creedon, who retired after being in office for 18 years. She says she ready to move forward and begin serving the district.
“The game plan is to get out within the district a little more.” said Cronin.
She credited her work going door-to-door with identifying with the needs of the district and says it will held her build relationships and a consensus that will make her a better lawmaker.
The 11th Plymouth District consists of five precincts in Easton and the north and west sections of Brockton.