Falmouth: Democrat Thomas Moakley to Run for State Senate Seat Vacated by Vinny deMacedo

Democrat Thomas Moakley enters the race for state senate to represent the Plymouth Barnstable District. Moakley, at 25, is the youngest of the of candidates to run for the state senate seat recently vacated by Vinny deMacedo.

Thomas Moakley is a native of Falmouth and is the great-nephew of the late U.S. Representative John Joseph Moakley of South Boston. Thomas, a graduate of Georgetown University, is a member of the Major Felony Bureau in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. He says he’s running for office to fight for the issues that are important to his generation:

“…like climate change, opoid epidemic, economic opportunity—are also the issues that are disproportionately affecting young people, and I think it’s time for my generation to stand up and fight for the future that we want.”

Climate change is at the top of this list of concerns and Moakley says there’s a lot of ways to make climate change adaptability cost effective:

“But when it comes down to it, an issue of this importance, the government needs to take the lead. Private industry can do so much for our area. And private industry is going to have a role in our adaptation to the issues that climate changes presents.

But, if the government isn’t taking a leading role—a really strong voice on climate change, then we’re going to be too late.”

Moakley will hold a holiday meet and greet Saturday, December 14th from 1 to 3 PM at Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth.

Thomas Moakley

Thomas Moakley

About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.