The election season in the city of Brockton is just four months away and one city council race is already making news. Members of the Brockton City Council learned last week that they will be losing one of their at-large councilors. Councilor Tom Brophy explains.
“After a lot of thought and consideration, I’ve decided not to seek re-election in a municipal election this year,” said Brophy.
Brophy has served 20 years on the council, as a ward councilor and a councilor-at-large. He says it was a tough decision to make because he’s been asked to seek re-election in the fall, but after talking with his wife and family, he decided it was time to move on. Councilor Robert Sullivan, who plans to run for a fourth term, says Brophy’s veteran leadership will definitely be missed on the council.
“Being an attorney, he brings some qualities to the council that are going to be sorely missed and I wish him well,” Sullivan said. “He’s done some great things for the city of Brockton and for many years he’s served on the city council. I think he’s reached the time where he wants to turn the page and go onto a new venture in life and I will very much miss him.”
Sullivan says Brophy’s departure is reminiscent to his first run for office, when James Harrington left the city council and ran for mayor. There are number of individuals that have either announced or are about to announce they will be an at-large candidate in the fall .