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Massachusetts House 9th Norfolk

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is comprised of 160 members, each representing a district of approximately 40,000 people and each elected for a two-year term. As required by the Massachusetts Constitution, the House meets year-round in either formal or informal session to consider legislation. The Massachusetts House is led by the Speaker of the House who is elected by the members of the body at the beginning of each two-year legislative session. Base salary for each representative is approximately $66,256.

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  • Shawn C. Dooley
    (Rep)

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    Brian P. Hamlin
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

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What are your top two legislative priorities for the next session, and why?

Coping with COVID-19 has resulted in decreased state revenues and increased expenses in unexpected areas. Name two specific steps the state should take to balance the budget.

What specific initiatives would you support to address housing inequality in Massachusetts?

What steps would you take to ensure the future of public transportation and how would you fund these?

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Campaign Phone (508) 838-3784
Twitter @repbhamlin
Campaign Email hamlin4rep@gmail.com
I have been working and running my family business for over 40 years. We have built our cabinets and business with pride and quality through communication with our customers. As a King Philip graduate I have wanted to always do the best job we can for our customers. It isn't ok just to be good enough. I always want to hear how things can improve and don't stop until it feels that way from a customers response. I was born in Norfolk, live in Plainville now and still work in Norfolk daily.
I want to see more emphasis on Mental health and facilities or counseling that will help people learn to cope with so many different circumstances that are thrown at them in life. Having a professional tell you how to look at a issue that arises gives you the proper insight in life to help your self. It may not help long term as you cope with life. Mental health is a key insight to gun issues, alcohol, substance abuse. Focus on special needs programs for kids in the school system
Facing unprecedented loss to the public, leading to the state as well as the Federal Govt is not an easy circumstance. The state will need to look at their plan of income with public awareness of cost and not of flat out cuts but looking at can our cost be reduced. Can we reduce cost by merging some school programs with surrounding towns? To also improve the quality of education for the kids.
I would like to see an incentive program put together for more affordable housing offered with a criteria that meets the communities needs. Not for moving people out of other communities but to offer more to people in their own communities. We have struggling families in so many communities now that need help.
The tranporstaion system needs to be evaluated for its reliability and dependability. We have heard for years about this, but it only get's worst and we don't see those results. We need a full evaluation with a progress report of what has been found and what needs to be done to help. Until we find the loss we can't fix the problem. The roads are being addressed but we still have bridges and trains that aren't that we know.