Marshfield: Selectman Joe Kelleher Will Not Seek Re-Election

Marshfield Selectman Joe Kelleher and Jim Cantwell, the Massachusetts State Director for U.S. Senator Ed Markey. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Marshfield Selectman Joe Kelleher and Jim Cantwell, the Massachusetts State Director for U.S. Senator Ed Markey. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

 

After serving 18 years on town boards, Marshfield Selectman Joe Kelleher says he will not run for re-election this spring.

“There’s some professional things I’d like to do, spend more time with the family,” said Kelleher. “It’s time for a change.”

He was elected to the Board of Selectmen in 2017. Kelleher served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for 13 years and the Advisory Board for two and a half years.

Major projects have taken place during his tenure,  Kelleher was asked what stood out the most.

“The new high school, revitalization of downtown, hiring of a Town Administrator, and the override that was just passed. Those are four things that jump out to me that I think are going to have an effect on Marshfield for decades to come.”

The Marshfield Election is set for May 2. Nomination papers are due back by March 13.   

“The best part of the past 18 years is meeting all of the great people in town and seeing the little things that you don’t normally see if you weren’t part of these boards and making a lot of friends,” said Kelleher. “I’m going to miss those people, but I’m looking forward to the next chapter.”

About Lenny Rowe

Lenny Rowe is one of the newest additions to the WATD News team. Lenny has won two Edward R. Murrow awards for breaking news coverage, and a Mass. Broadcasters Award in the sports feature category. He grew up in Pembroke and was an intern at WATD in 2012. A 2016 graduate from Suffolk University, Lenny now lives in Rockland. Outside of WATD, Lenny covers high school sports for The Boston Globe. Lenny can be reached at Lenny.Rowe30@Gmail.com.