Halifax: Former State Rep seeks seat on Republican State Committee

A former multiple-term State Rep from Pembroke, who withdrew from running for re-election after winning a primary race in 2012, is getting back into the political game.

Dan Webster, who served in the Massachusetts Statehouse as the rep for the 6th Plymouth District  from 2003 to 2012 now wants a seat on the Republican State Committee.

Webster’s invitation for an “informal reception” at the Halifax Country Club on Thursday  is at 5:00 p.m.- two hours before a Halifax Republican caucus.

Special guests include current State Reps Shaunna O’Connell of Taunton and Geoff Diehl of Whitman.

The caucus is looking for a replacement on the Republican State Committee for Rick Greely, who is stepping down.

Webster is seeking the seat in the 2nd Plymouth and Bristol District, along with Gordon Andrews.

Andrews is a Halifax Republican Town Committee member.

Webster came under scrutiny from the Massachusetts Office of the Bar Council before and during his last election campaign because of questions regarding the handling of a client’s funds.

Webster voluntarily agreed to give up his law license for 9 months.

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