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Representative Shawn Dooley


Representative Shawn Dooley was elected in a January 2014 special election, receiving 62% of the vote in a heated three-way race. Before serving in the State Legislature, Rep. Dooley served the town of Norfolk as Town Clerk and Chairman of the town's School Committee. Shawn is married to Norfolk Town Moderator CiCi Van Tine, and has four kids: Caroline, Emma, Jack, and William.

Rep. Shawn Dooley currently serves on the following legislative committees:

Joint Committee on Education

Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure

Republican Representative to the Campaign Finance Commission
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  • Gov. Deval Patrick has blocked legislation that would reduce the state’s take on simulcast greyhound racing featured at Plainridge Racecourse and the state’s two other race tracks. Patrick sent the bill back with an amendment knocking out a provision he said would drain $600,000 budgeted for the state Gaming Commission and create a continuing shortfall. The gaming commission’s racing division oversees live horse racing at Suffolk Downs and Plainridge Racecourse. The tracks, along with the former Raynham Park dog track, … read more

  • Walpole’s Representative Shawn Dooley helped pass legislation that limits the anonymity of seemingly independent political campaigns called Super PACs, a bill that Dooley said will force dark money into the light. Signed by the governor earlier this month, the new legislation forces the top five Super Political Action Committee donors to list their names on any advertisement they fund, making the money more transparent, Dooley said. Dooley (R-Norfolk) was the Republican appointee to the conference committee that hammered out the … read more

  • Governor has yet to sign bill shortening the track’s harness racing season PLAINVILLE – Plainridge Park Casino is waiting to see if Gov. Deval Patrick will sign a bill allowing it to cut back on its harness racing dates to 80 this year. The Legislature has passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Shawn Dooley, R-Norfolk, and the governor has until Aug. 21 to decide whether he will approve it. Dooley said he sponsored the bill to shorten the racing season to accommodate construction going on … read more