Claire D. Cronin

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Claire D. Cronin
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 11th Plymouth district
Assumed office
Preceded by Geraldine Creedon
Personal details
Born Brockton, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ray
Children 2
Residence Easton
Alma mater Stonehill College; Suffolk University

Claire D. Cronin is State Representative in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Cronin represents the 11th Plymouth district, consisting of Ward 1, Ward 3: Precinct D, Ward 7: Precincts C, and D in Brockton; Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Easton. She is an Easton resident and a member of the Democratic Party.

Early life[edit]

Cronin graduated from Brockton High School in 1978[1] and attended Stonehill College in Easton and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1982. She went on to earn a Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University in 1985.[2]

Cronin has maintained a law practice in Brockton. She has also served on the board of the Old Colony YMCA, a member of the Foundation for Excellence in Education in Easton. She was formerly a member of the Brockton Democratic City Committee, and currently serves on the Easton Democratic Town Committee and Democratic State Committee.[2]

Election and state representative[edit]

In 2012 long time State Representative Geraldine Creedon announced her plans to retire from public office. On February 14, 2012, Cronin announced her candidacy for the newly redistricted seat.[1] She won a four-way Democratic primary with 33% of the vote, defeating Brockton Councilors-at Large Robert Sullivan and Jass Stewart, and Southeast Regional School Committee member Mark Linde.[3] In the general election, Cronin defeated Republican Dan Murphy.[4]

In the legislature, Cronin serves on the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, Joint Committee on the Judiciary, and the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs.[2]


  1. ^ a b Maguire, Patrick. "Easton Resident Announces Candidacy for State Rep". Easton Patch. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Member Profile: Claire D. Cronin". Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Vogler, Paula. "Cronin Wins Primary for 11 Plymouth Seat". Wicked Local Easton. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Maguire, Patrick. "Claire Cronin Wins State Rep Seat in 11th Plymouth District". Easton Patch. Retrieved 29 October 2013.